So, went out to the dairy yesterday and they'd sold out of fresh milk by the time I got there. Thought I'd get a small bit of milk at the grocery to tide me over until the next time I go out there. I saw that the eggnog is out earlier this year, so I picked up a quart of it and am trying it in my coffee. Not bad. So what have you put in your coffee in past, strange or not.
I had just poured myself a hot cup of coffee and sat down at the computer to start my day....when a dragonfly flew in the open patio door and right into my cup. It was as if it was committing suicide. I have no idea if it was having family problems or what. But, to this day, it is shocking to remember the dragonfly that gave up it's life. BTW, I poured the coffee out and got some fresh brew. Eggnog is yummy in coffee.
I bought this nutritional supplement called "Greens" that you are supposed to put in juice or something. It's a rather disgusting looking green powdery substance, primarily ground green dry veggies. Hoping to hide the taste, I put a packet in some strong coffee. Suffice it to be said, not to be repeated!!
Butter! I recently read an article about "Bullet-Proof" coffee...People have been doing it for a long time, although I did get the promised energy, and the taste was fine, I couldn't get over the thought.
I have used eggnog. For emergency purposes I keep dried milk in the house. I have used non dairy creamer, my husbands awful vegetarian milk substitute too (Almond Milk). It was gross, but when you need coffee, you need coffee!
I once craved mint in my coffee, and we were all out of mint extract. But I did have half a bag of peppermint Sparkles (hard candy) in the cabinet, so I unwrapped one and dropped it in my cup of coffee. It didn't melt very well, but it did give my beverage a bit of minty flavor. The only real negative thing about it was once I got to my keyboard to begin work for the day I forgot about the Sparkle. When I took a sip of coffee the rest of the unmelted thing went straight down my throat. But thankfully it didn't lodge there. And I burped for about twenty minutes..refreshingly minty burps, of course.
Like you, one day I ran out of creamer, had no milk and was out of sugar. I hate to shop sometimes. In a fit of desperation to avoid going to the store, I tried vanilla cake frosting. It was great! I still do it sometimes.
It was the cheap stuff in a plastic can. I still do it in a pinch. I get sugar overload every time but it tastes so good. Whipped creme is pretty good too. As you can see, I'm a die hard coffee addict and have tried too many things when creme and sugar have run out.
not too weird, but: Starlight peppermints, Rolo candy, cinnamon, Ready-Whip fat free whipping cream, unsweetened baker's chocolate (when it was the only chocolate I had in the house), Werter's carmel centered hard-candy and any other kind of candy Werther's makes, an orange slice (real one and also candy orange slices), Mentos, Tic-Tacs, buttermints, nutmeg, a piece of Kit-Kat candy bar, malted milk balls, perhaps Allsorts licorice candy (once) and way too often INADVERTENTLY, or more accurately, INATTENTIVELY... diet coke.
Whiskey and simply because it was one of those days. Worst thing I have ever had in my coffee was a housefly. I was sitting outside so that little bugger had absolutely no business taking a nose dive into my brew (defined as housefly he should have been trying to get into my house instead). Hate those things! Yick. Like dragonflies
Perhaps the fly was diving in to save the gnat and hit the wrong cup?
@ Sed-me. Suicide pact? Is this anything near an "Irish Car Bomb?" This my my buddy's favorite drink. He works in Destin, Fla., as a successful barkeep. For his alst birthday, he posted on Facebook that his "rowdy" customers were giving them these and having a great time. No report at all the next day.
Ok, that just makes sense Jan. Your answer it totally out of place here. You're supposed to say, "breast milk" or something that makes us all go... eww. You said something that makes us all want to go make a cup of coffee.
Salt! I went to a classy coffee shop, ordered a cappuccino. I picked up a sugar sachet and poured it into my cup, then took a sip....blah..I had used the salt sachet instead of sugar. Not wanting to appear a fool in a crowded coffee shop I just continued to drink it as though nothing was out of order.
I have to say some of these additives are a true first for me. Can't top the paint brush and vegetables (Greens). As for added protein, I've found a few carpenter ants in my beverage before. Some things won't get an invite like butter, cocoa nut oil, alcohol of any sort but don't let me dampen anyone's spirits (hee, hee). I can see entertaining a few of the more benign additives like mint candy, Biscotti, cookies, six of one or half a dozen of the other. No problem. Did the salt thing once in a key lime pie I'd made. I think the X switched the bins, they were identical and usually unmarked. Now I know that one has a shiny crystal and the other has a dull crystal. Some people do put salt in the drip basket with the grounds. There's of course the ingredient mentioned that should not be named, ewwwie! I used to keep dry milk in the ref for coffee and serve it in lieu of half and half. I was never sure of the shelf life though and stopped doing so. I can't wrap my mind around butter in my coffee no matter how healthy it may be. I'll content my self with living in denial with the mycotoxins. Honey I can see. But perfectly good honey belongs on an english muffin with really good butter. Agave I may try. I have a bottle on the shelf. Ice cream works for me. Or a bowl of it with coffee dribbled over it would be fine too. Ah, ketchup. There's not much more that can be said on that one. Obviously I'm no alien. Couldn't find the book in google, but I'll keep looking. A sleep induced nose dunking. Okaaay. I'm a bit slow on the uptake in the kitchen when it comes to dishes. Have done the fork thing. Hot chocolate and creamer sound like something I'd give a try. Innovation isn't necessarily bad, a straw is rather innovative. Oatmeal? Seriously? I fess up to ruining coffee daily with perfectly good sugar in the raw.
Actually, Arachnea, I only put creamer, molasses and chocolate syrup in it every day. I could not resist listing the rest. I wanted to see the reactions. lol I use the molasses because I try to avoid sugar. I still taste the coffee over the molasses.
Reviving this. The other day I found myself without milk and with no desire to go get some. So, I tried yogurt. Won't be doing that evah, evah again. I had floating particulates in my coffee which sank to the bottom of the cup to form a sludge. The coffee was bitter as all get out as well. Ugh!
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