There is a faint minty smell hiding under the regular odour of coffee. That same minty smell can be found in each sip paired with the bitter roasted woodsy note of chocolate. The blends of flavour linger on the tongue long after the warm brew has made its way from tongue to tummy. Mmmm, mint chocolate chip flavoured coffee! If we were having coffee I would pose the question, does mint chocolate remind you of Christmas? It makes me think of After Eights which my grandmother always had in the house at Christmas time.
If we were having coffee I would share that I have decided on my writing topic for 2021 here at Brew Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils. I am going to write a novel in 2021 and my posts for the year will be around that project and my progress. I hope you will come along for the journey. Oh, and watch for this image:
If we were having coffee I would ask you if you can help clarify something for me. I have been thinking about upgrading my plan to a paid plan with my own domain. I am nervous to do it because I am not sure about a couple things. First is shows my domain is available with .ca but the wordpress page says something about not being able to transfer .ca domains. Does that just mean if I had a .ca domain outside of WordPress instead of creating inside WordPress? Second, with the creation of a domain what happens to my wordpress.com content? Is it complicated to make them all line up?
If we were having coffee we did some more baking this week. We made date squares for the first time. They were very tasty. I really like how soft the square is. The hiccup we had was that I have never worked with dates before and I thought of them like a big raison so I didn’t realize they had a pit in them until we had them boiling down in the pot. So, it was a bit warm getting those seeds out. I did and there were none in the squares but I wish that the recipe had of indicated that the pits need to be removed. We used the extra dates to make a cookie.
Since baking seems to be contagious my husband decided to try his hand at a new recipe. He made us gluten-free funnel cakes! Delicious. We like to watch the TV show “Carnival Eat” and I think that inspired my husband for his baking choice. No complaints. I hadn’t had a funnel cake in years and my boys had never had one before.
Are doing any baking this holiday season?
If we were having coffee I would introduce you to Jingles Marshmallow the Scout Elf. He came to live with us on December 1, 2020. This is our first year with an Elf on the Shelf. I am not sure why on December 1 I had an urge to race out and bring this little elf home but I did and the best prize was how absolutely excited the children were to discover Jingles Marshmallow quarantining in our cookie jar! Since then he has got himself stuck in a present, made his own clothing with the sew machine, made cupcakes and rolled himself down the stairs in toilet paper. Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?
Your turn, here is the coffee pot.
By Shari Marshall – 2020
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