all rolled into one. :)
I have so much in this life to be thankful for and I give God the thanks on a daily basis. Even the small things.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Hebrews 13:15)
Today my simple pleasure is really simple really. Pumpkin Spice Latte…
When I see the signs go up at Starbucks or DD I know that fall has finally arrived. It is the one thing during this season I afford myself the pleasure.
I love curling up with my latte and thumbing through some old books or magazines or simply watching a wonderful old Classic movie. Doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
You might ask why I am thankful for this little simple pleasure….well again for me, it is simple. For the past several weeks, when my children have come through town on the way to my house, they have stopped off and picked one up for me. Why, because they know it is a treat that I love. And seeing their giving and generous hearts is always something to be thankful for. Plus I am thankful that it is a wonderful time to create special memories with them while we sip our drink of choice for this colorful and beautiful season. So what are your simple pleasure today, and what are you thankful for?
God is so good!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (I use canned pumpkin)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)
In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.
Life is Good!
|Romans 12:2“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” |
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