Drinks For Fall

Thursday, October 23, 2014






Fig and almond butter smoothie

Today we are headed to the pumpkin patch for a class field trip! Which I'd be a tiny bit more excited about if it hadn't been raining for the last 48 hours straight. Last night I sat down and deleted pictures on my phone because I had no more space - I am such a picture hoarder. I need to get better about this. But hopefully I will have enough space to take a couple to share on instagram. I mean kindergarten + pumpkin patch - pretty big deal.

I am still trying to get into the swing of all this alone time while my kids are at school. The mornings are the most difficult. Mornings I still find myself wandering around my house not quite sure where to invest my time. And I think my coffee consumption has somehow doubled (or tripled) which seems completely counter-intuitive. Before the whole school routine I'd wake up leisurely, have a cup of coffee, read blogs and laze a bit until my kids got up. Then I'd slowly get them ready for the day, set about for a walk, or to the park, or store. But with school starting I wake up even earlier so I can try to continue my solo coffee consumption and then it's a mad dash to get everyone up and out the door. When I come home it's still only 8 am and that's a lot of hours where a person who doesn't quite know what to do with themselves can still drink coffee. I wonder if part of my problem of not being able to get focused has anything to do with being over-caffeinated?

With that said, I thought I'd look up some yummy fall-inspired drinks, something a little more special with caffeine and go for quality over quantity. Or just go caffeine-free with a fancy hot chocolate or smoothie. I also added a couple spiked drinks to my list too because, don't get me wrong when I say this, but I really think I need to "drink" a little more. In fact I never drink. I have become a complete teetotaler. I love red wine (pinot noir to be exact) but I just don't feel like drinking every night so I usually end up waisting half full bottles. But, you know, I think a little nightcap can actually be good for you. And I truly think sitting down with a drink a couple times a week would do me well, especially with such delicious and pretty cocktails. So I might make a pit stop at the liquor store later today too. 

9 comments:

  1. Your timing is perfect because last night (our first really chilly, blustery evening) I was just thinking I needed an autumn drink. I don't drink a lot either, mostly because of the headaches, but if I do it very carefully (one drink, with food), I'm usually fine. And the ritual is SO nice.

    I'm a picture hoarder too. I'm caving and getting the 64G next time.

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  2. gah, i cannot WAIT to see those pumpkin patch pictures! and as for the coffee... well, i may not be able to provide the most objective response because for me, it solves all (that lavender honey latte? what IS that! i want it!), but may i suggest writing a list? you probably already do this, but it really helps to get my crazy thoughts in order and few things are more gratifying than putting a strike through each of the items as you get through them.

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  3. I will always take a glass of red wine over any other type of drink. And yes, I think a glass of red wine a day is good for you. Apple cider this time of year doesn't sound bad either. Kids and pumpkin patch...I get the feeling we are in for some lovely pictures.

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  4. Oooh is it bad that I now want a glass of red wine or that autumn punch (and it's not even 8.30am??)... probably. Even though it's 31 degrees here in Sydney, I'm feeling decidedly autumnal after your pics!

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  5. Medjool is one of those words that has followed me everywhere lately! I see it wherever I look, it feels like, which I'm taking to be a sign that I need to try some Medjool dates at some point. :)

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  6. And now you have me craving a nightcap. Some Baileys would be nice right about now, at 7 am. And I am addicted to Medjool dates. I mean, they don't count as candy right? Since they're fruit and all. Glad to hear you're semi-adjusting to the boys all being in school. Don't rush it if it feels forced and difficult. You'll adjust in your own time

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