Mornin’ All! Enjoying the extra sunlight at the end of the day?
Today’s Two Dog’s post involves saving money and who of us does not want to do that? I love lattes and cappuccinos. A lot. But let’s face it, in today’s economy it is hard to treat oneself (and they ARE a treat. Some of us might consider them a necessity, but…….) on too regular a basis. And I love saving money. A lot. So several years ago, even before the big downturn in available funds, I ran across this little machine in the nearest Walmart and for the price of 9 foo-foo coffee drinks I got my very own espresso maker. Now I know it’s not the “real” thing (those cost HUNDREDS) and the drinks are not “exactly” the same, but it does a fair job and I save a lot of money that can go elsewhere —– think scrapbooking and card stuff 🙂
The long dohickey on the right side is the milk steamer and I don’t use it. It works well enough, but is a real pain to clean and I am an instant gratification/let’s not make it harder kinda gal so I choose to warm my milk in the microwave while the little wonder is making the espresso and then use one of those little handheld blender thingymabobs to whip some air into the warmed milk. They are battery operated and work really well. (I have actually whipped small, very small, batches of heavy cream with it…..). So what I have in about 3 minutes is my version of a foo-foo drink. Flavored with vanilla and a little cinnamon sprinkled on top if I am feeling especially ‘stravgant. Just a thought. Remember Two Dog’s philosophy: Save where you can so you can spend where you want. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Shawna