A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a tin of chai tea drink mix. It was simply measured by the spoonful and mixed with boiling water and it quickly became my new favorite drink until the day I actually read the nutritional info on the side of the tin and saw how unhealthy the ingredients were. The fat and sugar content alone were enough to scare me back into my fat pants, so when I finished the tin (waste not, want not) I was left with only the fond memories of that warm and soothing beverage. That is until I found this recipe for a homemade version that can be made as low fat/sugar as you want it to be.
Hot Chocolate Chai (from Women's World Magazine)
2 bags chai tea
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1 quart boiling water
sugar (or Splenda) and warm milk, as desired
Place tea bags and cocoa in teapot and pour in boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. To serve, add 1 tsp sugar to each teacup and fill two-thirds full with tea. Add warm milk and stir with cinnamon sticks. Add a dollop of whipped cream if you're feeling naughty (I was.)
Now on to that award I received. Dave from My Year On The Grill passed on to me Lesa's
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell us up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Allow your readers to guess which one or more are true.
5. Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.
So without further ado, I present to you my outrageous lies and at least one outrageous truth. If you comment on this post try to guess which one/ones are true.
#1 I once sat next to Colonel Sanders on an airplane. (this was of course back when he was still alive, just for clarification purposes)
#2 I have three nipples (no brag, just the facts ma'am)
#3 Johnny Depp and I have a very close and personal relationship. We met on the Black Pearl, savvy?
#4 My stage name back in my Vegas showgirl days was Kitten Kaboodle.
#5 I once swallowed a contact, found it when it came out the other end, and then wore it again.
#6 I can bake 30 minute brownies in 27 minutes.
#7 All my ex's live in Texas State Prisons.
I'd like to pass on this award to the following bloggers. I've enjoyed reading their blogs on a daily basis and consider them all very talented in the kitchen as well as in the blogging world. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in this little game of outrageous lies, but if you'd like to join in on the fun, I'd love to hear your lies!
June from JBugs Kitchen Antics
Joanne from Moogie & Pap
Debbie from Mocha Me
Shelby from Grumpy's Honey Bunch
Linda from Diva Weigh
Megan from Delicious Dishings
Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie
Have fun ladies!