Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And the winner is...

Me! Yep, my fantasy team won their first game...sorry Jimmy, I can imagine that it sucks losing to a girl. This weekend, I play Joel, so it should be an interesting two days at the Barsotti household. Mostly because I am going to win and he knows it :P

I won't bore you with the details of the weekend and the week thusfar, except to say that it was and has been, as usual, crazy. I am in serious need of a vacation! My camera's battery died on the way to Seattle (for dear Dashka's wedding!), and I haven't had a chance to charge it, so no pictures to share.

However, I do have a recipe (shocker!). I am addicted to Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. Seriously, I need a twelve step (does the Betty cover that?! Because when I go in for my wine habbit, it would be a nice one-two punch...). Two years ago, a friend sent me the following and I have been making them at home ever since. Try these and you will never go to the drive thru again (or, even worse, buy that yucky creamer...horror of horrors!!):

Amy’s Version of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte

2 cups milk
1 cup very strong coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons sugar (or one packet of Splenda)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
2 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin

Pour all of the ingredients into a pot and heat over medium-high heat until the coffee is steaming hot. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream & cinnamon. Enjoy!

Amy suggests making your own milk with powdered milk, but I can't bring myself to do that (plus, there's no organic powdered milk out there!), so I just use regular old skim or 1% (or if I'm feeling a little naughty, some of Emily's whole milk). Yummy...

1 comment:

  1. Allie, this is awesome! I'm totally going to try this. I just had my first pumpkin spice today! Thanks for posting this!