Monday, March 6, 2006

Is it Ever Gonna Stop????

Snowing that is.

I am sooooo done with winter. I have had enough snow and slush and cold weather. I want to be warm. I want to watch my children play in the yard in the lawn. I want to cook on the grill, and have a salad to go with it. Hmm. Guess I have to wait a while. There is one benefit to the addition of a little snow today...

Abigail and Zander had a good time with Daddy playing in the snow. :-)

In other news today, we had an addition to our kitchen family. Last week Andy made his coffee for the next morning. Usual procedure is to load the coffee maker and set the timer for the early morning. On Tuesday night, Andy did that and then went about doing his other things, and before you know it, he was smelling freshly brewed coffee. From the very much off coffee maker. It was actually pretty funny. But it did mean that we needed a replacement. The next day after work Andy stopped at Target to pick one up. He just couldn't find one we were happy with. So I turned to Old Faithful- I just love the product reviews on Amazon. I searched through literally hundreds of coffee makers looking for the perfect one. It had to have good reviews, be in our price range, and had to come with a timer. I was really surprised that a lot of the makers I was familiar with had poor reviews. And then I found it. And here he is:

This Braun Coffee Maker is simplicity at its finest. It has very few frills and whistles, but man does it brew a good cuppa. It houses a Brita water filter right in the tank, so it purifies our tap water. This not only produces a nice cup of coffee, it also prevents calcification of the maker. We do need to replace the filter every few months, but the end results are so worth it. This also came with one of those gold cone filters, which replaces our need to buy paper filters. It brews perfectly hot coffee in such a short amount of time. I just love it. I am looking forward to many mornings of beautifully perfect coffee.

I also got one more surprise in the mail today. One that I am very excited about. As everyone knows, I am a loyal subscriber to Cooking Light magazine. But I have been on the lookout for a few other good food magazines to subscribe to. I had been subscribing to both Gourmet magazine and Bon Appetit magazines. And while they are perfectly fine publications, I just wasn't using them. I enjoyed reading them, but there was rarely a recipe that piqued my interest. I had been thinking about Food & Wine, but due to recent developments and their choices of articles to publish, they will not receive my subscription dollar.

What did I find in my mailbox today? This lovely card:

Andy's Mom has gifted me with Eating Well Magazine- one that has definitely been on my radar, but I've been a little hesitant because of the subscription price. I am thrilled to receive Eating Well, and I am very thankful to Mom Waz for the very generous gift. It will most assuredly be put to good use.

And that's all for tonight. I spent the day rearranging my cupboards again, so supper was a quick and easy one, and one I have already shared, so I will refrain from the double post. :-) Have a great night everyone!

1 comment:

Cate said...

Only two snowstorms here; we got the short end of the winter stick, but no complaints, spring is almost here!