Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mornings at My Home

I love to get up early – however I can safely say that I only get up early when I have to!  That’s pretty pitiful but it is just the honest truth.  I do know that I have always been an early person – just like my dad!  Right now my reason to get up early is because Son one must go to work early – and you know if your child is living in your home then you take every opportunity to be a mom! (he is working full time & going to school full time to complete the Oil & Gas degree at the college here in Graham.)  And I love breakfast – so if I get up early enough I can cook breakfast.  My list of reasons could go on forever – for example since I got up early I have time to write this blog.

The inspiration for today’s blog comes from my morning cup of coffee.

I wanted to share with you my creamer recipe and a new twist I created a couple of weeks ago.  I started making homemade creamer quite some time back – it is so perfect!  I use organic cream and Stevia.  Add some cream to a mixing cup (the 4 cup one from Pampered Chef is perfect) – for about 2 cups of cream I use about ¼ cup of Stevia – then I mix on the highest setting until it is stiff.  I also make sure to put  my beaters in the freezer and if I remember the 4 cup mixing cup too – that way it is super cold and tends to form better.

That is perfect cream and keeps quite nicely in the refrigerator.  However I do love chocolate!

So now I am taking a bit of that mixed cream and adding cocoa and keeping it in a separate container.  Yum!  That even makes my cup of coffee more perfect.  My perfect cup of coffee is:

                Kona Coffee brewed in my Keurig
                One heaping teaspoon of chocolate cream stirred in the coffee
                A couple heaping teaspoons of homemade cream plopped on top of my coffee

Also each morning I attempt to plan my day – I have purchased or tried every day planner that is on the market (okay maybe not quite that much – but I have definitely looked at them to see if they will work).  But thanks to some blogs I have been reading – I have created my own.  It is custom made just for me and fits nicely into my planner that has the monthly calendar that I do love so much.  I call the document My Everyday World – and I have the Jesus Creed included plus my basic to do list – a scripture focus – which right now is Colossians for me and then room to write.  So far it is perfect.  If you need some more inspiration in this area – visit aholyexperience.com – Ann shares a printable day planner that might work for you or if you are like me I took the idea and made my own.

Did you notice the "Underwear Cafe Menu"?  Well our kitchen is called the Underwear Cafe.  That is because when my boys were little and we lived at PK Lake and we would all love to eat out.  To create some humor while not getting to do what we wanted - we called our kitchen the Underwear Cafe!

I will close with the Jesus CreedThe Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight (I am currently reading his book.)

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one, Love the Lord you God with all you heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:29-31

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post sweet Cheryl! I am going to try the creamer. I have been using stevia and this sounds great! Thanks for the scripture reminder too. Miss seeing you guys. Blessings on your week! Amy