Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Favorites - Drinks

Today, I'm linking up with one of my favorite blogs, Momfessionals, for Friday Favorites.

I wasn't sure what "favorite" topic to write about, but I do like to consume beverages, and I do have a lot of favorite drinks!  Oh, and this isn't going to be the healthy favorites.  It'll be true favorites regardless of calorie and fat content!

Oh, how I love you, Diet Coke.  I love you best in your 16.9 ounce plastic bottle.  You get me through long afternoons with 13-year-old 8th graders.

I have only been drinking coffee for about a month.  In my limited exposure to the goodness that is the coffee bean, I have determined this brand and flavor to be my favorite.  I mix it with two Splenda and a tablespoon of this yummy stuff...

Every time I am drinking this coffee with this creamer, I have people come in my office and tell me how good it smells!  Tastes good, too!  I have my partner teacher to thank for showing me the goodness that is this coffee.

Orange Dream Machine Smoothie
This isn't a daily drink.  It is an every so often treat.  When the family goes to Jamba Juice, we all get Orange Dream Machine.  I'm not even sure if it's on the overhead menu anymore, but I think it is one of the classic, original flavors.  So refreshing.

Whenever I am sick, I crave a mixture of Sprite and Cranberry Juice over crushed ice.  I just had this on Christmas when I woke up sick.  This is the first thing I had to drink after giving birth to my first son, and I have loved it ever since.  I call it my "concoction," and Eric makes it best.  He somehow knows just the right ratio of Sprite to juice!  You'll rarely see these drinks in my frig unless I've been sick.  I have nothing against either beverage, but it is a comfort drink for me for sure!

And now we move into the grown up beverages!  Eric and I never cared for wine until he treated me to a Mother's Day wine tour of local wineries a few years ago.  After sampling many varieties, we realized that we like sweet wine, specifically Moscato.  We tried lots of different brands but always came back to the Barefoot label.  So crisp and tasty and often a great deal at the grocery store.  One of our favorite things to do is relax on the back patio with a glass of wine and a cigar.  One on one time that is treasured!

This is a raspberry liqueur that is great mixed in champagne or with mixed drinks.  I haven't had it in a while, but the bottle is so pretty I wanted to include it in my list!

I drink entirely too little of this.

And I never drink this.

The water I need to work on.  It's a goal.  The milk...yeah, I'll just eat cheese and take a calcium pill!

One last beverage to share.  If you told me that I had to choose one drink to have for the rest of my life and nothing else, it would be...

This is my absolute all time favorite drink.  I love it more than water, I love it more than any other soda, and I love it sometimes more than food!  I don't have it very often because I don't want Diet Pepsi.  I want the real thing, even if it means sugar and calories.  If I have it at the house, I drink it all!  Best not to buy it in the first place. 

There you have it.  My not so healthy favorite drinks.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had Chambord but now I will add it to my list! Have a great weekend, jumped over from the link up!