posted on Jun, 25 2017 @ 10:16 AM
a reply to: mblahnikluver
I don't do black coffee either. Organic cream and the tiniest bit of raw cane sugar with a sprinkle of cinnamon is my caffeinated bliss. However, I've
been left numerous times with no cream or sugar, or money to blow on them...both of those things are not very cheap and, much like you, getting my
coffee goodies restocked makes me do the Happy Dance.
I've substituted whipped cream...don't do cool whip because it is pure oil and sugar...blerkkk...and ice cream, numerous times. Coffee ice cream in
coffee is absolutely orgasmic, by the way.
A couple months ago I found myself in such a situation and the only thing I had in the pantry was a little tub of cocoa mix...one of my winter comfort
throwbacks. So I made some mocha. It's very good. It doesn't get that white creamy look; you've gotta mix it in really well, and it looks like a
rather suspicious cup of dirty black coffee, but it's very rich and creamy tasting. Just the right amount of sweet for me too, but you could add sugar
if need be. I sprinkled cinnamon in mine, as per usual, which is a lifelong habit.
I think that tub of cocoa costs less than two dollars, so it's very easy to keep some on hand. You can also mix it into vanilla ice cream to make
chocolate, or into whipped cream to make an instant chocolate mousse...which can also be frozen, by the way, into ice trays with Popsicle sticks and
has the consistency of gelato😉.
A quick cheap savory dish that's actually healthy too, is cooked pasta tossed in a hot skillet with olive or grape seed oil, bell peppers, diced
tomatoes, a little salt, garlic and Parmesan cheese. All of those items are staples in my kitchen all the time...I grow my own peppers and tomatoes
but they're inexpensive and last a good long while in the vegetable crisper if you buy them. I make this dish regardless of whether or not it's "Cheap
Week" in the Tiger Den, and it's very nourishing and fresh tasting. Eat your heart out, Olive Garden.😋😁😉😜💪💪💪