Tang Tea

December 10, 2007

Cooking, Journal, Lauren

Nothing great happened today, at least nothing photo-worthy. We’re expecting some ice and freezing rain……wait….halting ..posting ..process…..

(Time passes)

Ok, we’re back. As I typed that, I realized that earlier in the day I had covered my truck’s windshield and doors with a sheet so getting the ice off would be easier. (We don’t have a garage). Just now I told Lloyd that we should go do that for his car, too. The rain is already coming down, so this picture is taken from inside my coat to avoid getting the camera wet. “Good night, Honda.”
The sheet is dark blue.  Go figure.

Ok, back to the dumb tea thing. Boy, now it seems like I’ve wasted two posts here, but I’m plowing on. When I was little, my mom would make ‘Tang Tea’, also known as ‘Russian Tea’. The original recipe has all kinds of ingredients – unsweetened tea, sugar, lemonade mix, Tang, cinnamon & cloves. Nowadays I just cut to the chase and put lemon tea mix & Tang together and shake in some spices. This year it was particularly hard to make, since the lid on the Tang wasn’t put back on correctly and the good ol’ Nebraska humidity has turned this into one giant Tang pellet. (scrape, scrape, scrape) No measuring involved, so it always turns out differently every time. Hey, it’s hot and orangey, and that’s what I’m going for!

Drinkin' my memories.  Sounds like a country song.

UPDATE: I’ve been up since 5:08, when Lloyd got the call that his school was closed. I can never sleep on these days, because I get all worried fot no good reason. Anyway, I’m waiting to hear when I should go into work, and I wanted to show the success of the sheets. Peeling them is like using a giant Biore Pore Strip for your car. I was a little worried about hurting the windshield wipers, but going slowly worked well.

Better than trying to chip your way in.

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8 Responses to “Tang Tea”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Is this what British astronauts drink?


  2. Karla Said on:

    We made that too, only we called it Spice Tea. I got to shake it -- once. I didn’t keep my hand on the lid and the entire mix ended up all over the kitchen. *sigh.

    Our ice is starting now. They just said on the news that John and Cheri are expected to get a quarter to a half inch of ice. Seriously, they said it just like that -- “John and Cheri are expected to get a quarter to a half inch of ice.” -Paul Konrad, WGN weather.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Great idea with the sheet … I must try it!

    Speaking of Tang … I LOVE chocolate! I would eat a tennis shoe if it was covered in chocolate. And I love orange creams. The other day I saw a box of Thin Mints, but they weren’t mint filled … they were orange filled Little round, flat, chocolate covered orange greatness. I ate the whole box!


  4. Deborah Said on:

    So, Lauren, did you have to go in to work?


  5. Christina Said on:

    It is 80 degrees here today. Have fun with the ice. (sorry, I can’t help it.)


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