This is “Bug”. She’s very
|This is the final product, now I need to place the Chai Tea|
in smaller jars and dress up the jars for the holidays.
As explained in previous posts, Christmas this year will be all homemade gifts, and blessings from the heart. Several members of our family enjoy Chai Tea, and go to Starbucks often. Instead of providing gift cards to Starbucks, I’ve made the Chai Tea mix myself, and stored the tea in mason jars. All I need to do now is pickup some beautiful Christmas material and make a topper for each Mason jar, place a name tag on each jar, and there you have it; Christmas gifts from the heart for several members of the family.
Chai Tea Recipe
1 cup of nonfat powdered milk
1 ¾ cups powdered non-dairy creamer
¼ cup powdered vanilla non-dairy creamer
2 ½ cups of sugar
1 ½ cups unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cardamom (cardamom is expensive, can substitute with ½ tsp. cinnamon and ½ tsp. nutmeg).
Mix well, I throw all the ingredients into my food processor and blend until mixed well and not as coarse.
Place mixture into Mason jars and seal.
When making a Chai Tea, mix 2 heaping tablespoons in a mug, pour hot water, and stir well to mix the tea mixture in with the water.
*****Sky pictures, you’ll notice a tower standing in these pictures. I’m at the airport, no I’m not traveling. My husband has traveled every weekend, actually long extended weekends for the last 2 months throughout the U.S. for work. While waiting to pick up my husband, I entertained myself with taking pictures at the airport. Here are a few of the pictures I snapped of a changing sunset.
Have you ever had a craving for something and just didn’t feel like running to a store to get the product? Well, I had a craving last night for orange rolls and decided to make them. To make it easier on my hands (because they hurt due to arthritis pain), I feed all the ingredients into my bread machine and selected option 8 on the machine. Selecting this option, the bread machine will mix, knead, and rise, for me automatically. Once done, I rolled out the dough on to my countertop and spread out the orange filling over the dough. Then roll the dough up like a cake roll, cut dough into rolls and place them in a greased glass container for baking. Here is a picture of the end result. My dough recipe was found here, great blog site to follow. As for the filling and glaze recipe, you can find them here.
On a cold day there is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup and homemade biscuits. The soup of the day; vegetable ground beef, topped with Parmigiano Reggiano.
Soups and stews are amazing foods to warm the stomach and soul when cold outside, and it’s good for the body J