i'm so completely addicted to these…already. again.
they are one of the joys of autumn, but i can't really be flying 5 dollar bills at every starbucks i drive by these days. which is exactly how often i want to...
so yesterday morning i tried to make one via a blog i really love by mrs. abi porter.
i would tell you its identical. but then i haven't tasted one of starbucks pumpkin spices in almost a year, so in my mind they are identical. don't tell me so if its otherwise.
this is also one of the few mugs that isn't all packed up in our apartment.
1 cup of milk (whole milk, please. there are so many other things that can make you gain weight. this isn't the killer, just indulge with me :) you know it will taste better)
3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (i'm using canned pumpkin right now, but i can't waaaait to use the inside of my freshly carved pumpkin soon & tell you how it turns out)
1 tablespoon of agave nectar, honey or sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of reaaally strong coffee
1/8 cup of espresso
pour milk, pumpkin, sweetener & vanilla in a saucepan & heat until steamy or just boiling.
meanwhile, make your espresso or coffee & pour into your mug ready & waiting to go
pour milk mixture into mug & sprinkle with nutmeg or other spices
& heres the nutrish. just for fun.
maybe you didn't want to know that. it doesn't look so bad to me, though. if you nixed the whole milk, it would be quite a bit less.
we are moving in 5 days. agghhhhh! say it isn't so!
but we are vacationing with my sweet parents in laws for a bit in between houses. we're actually really looking forward to it, in case you were wondering ;)
i think i'll make another latte & cozy on our couch between all of the boxes & just pretend its not really happening.
we've thought about what this day would be like for months & months. & i thought i would be glad to leave. but i realized last night, it is bittersweet. but lots of exciting, too.