Hot times call for hot beverages.

July 20, 2012


It has been brutally hot here. We are under a severe heat warning for the next 4-5 days, and have had them for the past few weeks. It hasn’t rained since the end of June, and everything is baked and burnt.

Fortunately, I have spent much of my time in the air conditioning, drinking coffee. Every morning I polish off the end of yesterday’s pot and brew a fresh one for Brad and I to work on throughout the day. (He’s leaving today, by the way. Booooooo.) I’d offer a cup to Lloyd, but he refused.

One morning, though, he surprised me. I perfunctorily asked if he would like a cup, and he said, “Will you make it candy coffee?” which means my way – lots of milk and sugar. I took it one step further and sprinkled in some of the tiny marshmallows that I bought for them in Colorado (at Target). He thought it was great.

Think 'very weak cocoa'.

Now, note the amount that I, a non-marshmallow-lover, sprinkled in. As a kid, I used to spoon out the marshmallows after making one of those packets that *shudder* included them in the cocoa mix. Now note the amount that Brad sprinkled in his own coffee.


I think we’re on to a new trend. I’d better see if Lincoln’s Target carries these.

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5 Responses to “Hot times call for hot beverages.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Those marshmallows are just like the kind that come in cocoa. I’ve always thought there weren’t enough in the cocoa pouches. Now I see you can add your own! Awesome!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    I see those marshmallow bits are labeled vanilla. Are you telling me that they come in other flavors, too?


  3. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Is there such a thing as cocoa-coffee? With sugar and cream and marshmallows, that would be a good drink.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Oops! I guess that’s called mocha. I have never been to Starbucks… I drink Folgers, -- weak, and with nothing in it but coffee and water. 🙂


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