This is the morning sight that greeted me one day last week---I’d been hearing good things about these marvelous machines, especially from DD#2 and my friend Jeanne, whose mornings are made exponentially more wonderful by having such a good cuppa right there at the push of a button.
We’d had a look a couple of months ago, in the appliance aisle, but passed up this kind for a reliable old percolator, without which we have not faced morning in quite a lot of years.
So when I wandered into the kitchen, not too observant, and not even wondering what the frogs would be up to that day, there was this great Star-Trek machine just sitting there, all comfy and making himself at home like family. I was so surprised that I didn’t even NOTICE the great big box of every flavor-known-to-man, along with several teas and both light and dark chocolate cocoas, as well.
So we made cup after cup---experiments for the scientific good, you understand, as we learned the buttons and lights and which level was meant for which cup. (Though Chris DID get a little carried away with the Reddi-wip can on his dark chocolate cocoa along about the third morning).
Sweetpea’s after-school chocolate one rainy afternoon---she loves to place her cup and push the “butten.” She's allowed a dozen tiny marshmallows, and uses them judiciously throughout the process.
Another morning, after he’d already left the house, I wandered in to find this dubious character, (put together by this permanent dubious character I live with, and YES that is a Sweet ‘n’ Low spoon. And Smarty Pants had to stuff a bit of paper towel in the frog’s mouth to hold the spoon in place---that’s how seriously he takes his SILLY).
The charming sugar-and-creamer set was a gift from our Dearies, Lil and Ben, and are perfect for Autumn mornings, with the jaunty pineapple atop the little woven basket.
And how was YOUR morning?