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SoCS – Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you every week by Linda Hill. Check out her blog for the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week’s prompt:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last thing you put in your fridge.” Start your post with the last thing you put in your fridge. Let your mind wander from there. Enjoy!


It is dangerous for me to write before I have had my coffee, but maybe it is not too risky to write while I drink my coffee. And that, my friends, brings us to the prompt.

The last thing I put in the refrigerator was the creamer for my coffee. I love my morning coffee, but I am not a real coffee aficionado. Not like I imagine my ancestors and pioneers were. You know, when you might boil coffee in a blue swirl enamel coffee pot over a campfire – strong and hot and bitter. I think all my grandparents drank their coffee black.

No. Me, I’m a lightweight coffee drinker. Decaf coffee, Sugar In the Raw, and fat free cream! My ancestors would laugh me out of the family. But there are reasons that seem very logical to me for all of it. I blame some of it on my doctor. He suggests little or no caffeine and to lower the fat I consume in dairy products (that’s where most of the bad saturated fat lives). The sugar I will own because I like my coffee sweet, but I don’t like to use chemical sweeteners. Now I know sugar is bad, too, but it is part of this warm morning drug I partake in.

Yesterday I went out fairly early to pick up a few things I needed from the store. I stopped on the way back trying to find fat-free cream since we were running low. I could not find it anywhere and soon decided the risk of being out far outweighed the risk of drinking regular cream. I did manage to find low-fat cream, though. When I picked it up to what did my wandering eyes appear? Peppermint Mocha creamer! I checked the label. No saturated fat. (I was in a weakened state so I will admit to ignoring the chemical content of said creamer.) I popped it in my basket along with one carton of low-fat cream and headed home.

Once home, I told hubby I was making me a coffee – a Peppermint Mocha coffee – since I had only had one cup that morning. The temptation was too great for him. Peppermint Mocha is his favorite holiday coffee. He joined me.

Upon waking this morning I asked, “Well, are you?”

He knew exactly what I was asking.

“Not until the second cup.”

12 thoughts on “SoCS – Baby, It’s Cold Inside”

  1. I can relate since I love coffee, but my body will only tolerate small amounts. You’ve got me wondering what I might add to Chai tea for a holiday treat.

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  2. I’m with your ancestors, Maggie – strong, black coffee for me. I once picked up a red enamel coffee pot in a charity shop and ended up redecorating my entire kitchen in red and white to set it off. I loved that coffee pot – though I did often cheat and use instant coffee in it – still strong and black.

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  3. I don’t drink flavoured coffee, and I can’t see the point of decaf, as I enjoy it for the caffeine. However, I did give up on ‘real’ espresso coffee some years ago, and had to retire my beloved Bialetti traditional Italian coffee maker because I drank it so strong it was upsetting my stomach. Now I have a ‘quality’ instant granule blend that tastes good enough, and I have it two-spoons strong, with a little milk. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Pepper mocha was my favorite when I on occasion frequented Starbucks. I trained myself to drink my coffee black after a time or two with labs showing elevated glucose levels. It was the easy thing to change. Looking back of course if was easy. And I do miss all the fun creamer flavors out there now.

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  5. I think you either love flavored coffee or you don’t. I don’t, but clearly judging from the array of choices at Dunkin most people do. Enjoy your treat.

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