Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WFMW


My works for me Wednesday is a pretty simple idea. It might be totally obvious to you and if so, I thank you for your time and have a nice day. I live in MN. It's pretty warm here. We don't turn our a/c on unless we're actually melting into a little puddle. And our upstairs only has one a/c vent. And it's in the boys' room. So, sometimes when I wake up I'm sorta on the warmish side already. I also have a little coffee addiction and must have my cup o' joe to jump start my morning. Enter the problem; who wants to drink a hot cup of coffee when it's already warmish? Not me! So, I've worked out a system whereby I get my jolt of caffiene and get cooled off at the same time. Iced coffee! If McDonalds can charge upwards of $2 a cup (yes, Mom, people pay good money for cold coffee) I figured I could make it myself for less, much less! I brew my pot of coffee at night, pour it into two mason jar cups and pop it into the fridge. In the morning I splash in the flavored creamer (vanilla chai spice is the flavor of the week, but anything you like would work great), drop in a few ice cubes and hit the computer to check in on my favorite blogs! And that's it! If I forget to pre-brew the night before I brew in the morning, pop one cup in the fridge for later and put one in the freezer for 1/2 hour to chill it out quickly.

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10 comments:

Niki said...

Thanks for the tip. I do make these but never thought of placing in a jar in the fridge for morning. Thanks

Abby said...

Thanks for sharing! I've wondered about pre-brewing the coffee the night before, but I've never tried it. Most of the time, iced coffee is the only coffee I'll drink (I'm finishing one right now). What a great time saving tip.

Abby

Amy said...

Mmm.... I love iced coffee. I love the idea of brewing the night before. I just usually wait until I happen to have leftover coffee! Thanks!

Tami@ourhouse said...

Good tip. I love iced coffee, too, and I've been thinking about how to get it cold without being watered down. I love the idea of brewing the night before! Thanks!

Rachel said...

I do the same thing, only I use sweetened condensed milk. Tastes just like the little Starbucks bottles you buy!

Mama C said...

This is just what I need! Too hot for coffee, and when I finally do get around to drinking my hot coffee, it is lukewarm. Thanks for the idea, great one!

Justice Jones said...

Thanks for the tip! I've never thought of making iced coffee, I'll have to try it out. The vanilla chai sounds delish!

Jim said...

DW, the reason you are warmish in the morning is because you are a the beginning of a hot flash -- a 20-year hot flash, but one none the less. I was quite chilly this morning.

Monica said...

Not a coffee drinker, but it would be nice to have on hand when friends visit in the summer. It never even crossed my mind. Great idea.

Jennifer said...

MMMM yours sounds lovely too! I'll have to try it both ways. :)