Thursday, July 7, 2011
6:00 AM | Posted by Brandy K | | Edit Post
Can I take a moment to complain? Only a moment, I swear.
My kids drive me crazy with their never-ending arguing!
They have 752,861 toys to play with, stacks of books to read, a dog to chase--endless forms of entertainment, and yet...they torment one another. All. Freakin'. Day.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Sometimes I just cannot listen to anymore, referee anymore, re-direct anymore and then...then I hide from them.
I fix myself an iced coffee, find a baking book, and hunker down in a corner of my closet. I credit this iced coffee with saving the tattered remains of my sanity...no joke. I sip this sweet beverage, flip through my book and find the strength to get back in the middle of the battle (literally). My iced coffee...it saves me.
K. The moment is over.
Back to the important thing here: Iced Coffee.
Until I saw The Pioneer Woman's post about iced coffee, I had been making mine with freshly brewed coffee over lots of ice. Simple and tasty, but...but...but now I've seen the light and know the truth!
I tried it PW's way and I'm converted...forever.
I've scaled down her recipe to fit my iced coffee needs. Yes, you read that correctly, I said needs...iced coffee needs. A 2-quart pitcher has been lasting me about a week.
Make some for yourself and you'll see the light too!
1. Get some cold filtered/purified water, about 2 quarts (1/2 a gallon).
2. Get some good quality ground coffee, about 1/4 lb.
3. Mix the two together and let the mixture sit for about 8 hours or overnight.
4. Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth or paper-towels and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.
5. Put the coffee mixture in the refrigerator and let it chill until you're ready to use it.
Here is how I usually prepare my iced coffee:
I fill a glass full of ice, pour in the chilled coffee (about 2/3 full) and then add in some milk or half and half. At this point, it needs a little something to sweeten it up. Sometimes I just add a little sugar, sometimes I add some sweetened ground chocolate and call it an iced mocha. :) I've also got some caramel sauce that really puts it over the top. Just add what you like and make it your own! Hiding from your children is optional at this point.
This post is linked to: These Chicks Cooked
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