Eins: Hot Tea
Healthy Elvis Cookie Recipe hereEven though I didn't grow up drinking a lot of hot tea, think more ice tea with lime wedges and sugar, now that we are living in a cold weather climate, hot tea has become a near daily necessity. We have a whole shelf dedicated to boxes and bags of different teas. Currently, I am enjoying a winter tea with almond, cinnamon, and apple infusions. Staying hydrated is important during these dark, cold days!
Zwei: Saltine Crackers
When winter time hits, I make sure to keep saltine crackers in my pantry. A lot of people associate these crackers as "flu food" but I actually enjoy them just about any time. I might have a slight peanut butter addiction and these crackers are the perfect base for a small snack. You can read about grocery shopping in Germany here.
Drei: Lemons, Ginger, and Honey
You probably already saw this picture on Tuesday's Show and Tell but lemons, ginger, and honey are three more items I like to keep in stock. This week alone I have gone through several lemons and almost depleted the bottle of honey. When sore throats need a cure, I boil water, cut several slices of fresh ginger root, squeeze in half a lemon, and add in a tablespoon of honey. This hot tea combination is supposed to be a great aid in helping the body fight off the bad.
The following has nothing to do with the cold season but I thought you'd enjoy a mishap from this week!
Funf: Valentine's Decor
Last weekend I finally got around to photographing our Valentine's decorations. To create the look without spending money, I repurposed Christmas garland filled with pink and red ornaments to add some festivity to our home. I also made another banner using old Valentine envelopes, heart doilies, and Danish heart baskets. You can read more here.
Sechs: Valentine's Decor Gone Bad
And then I witnessed this happen. In slow motion. Helpless with the clothes drying rack blocking my running catch.And then I kind of laughed and saw the humor in what had just happened. My initial thought? "Well, that's 8 less Christmas ornaments I have to store." Of course, I quickly got the dog away, put on some shoes, grabbed the broom, dustpan, and vacuum.
This was the sad, pathetic pile of tiny shards of broken glass and two day's worth of dog hair waiting to be swept up and moved on into the trashcan.
What do you do when cold season hits your house?
Anyone remember the episode of Friends where Phoebe loses her voice but gets a "sexy, raspy, singing voice"?