Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a great Tuesday. Hubby was off work today so he worked on building my Mom one of the little outhouse toilet paper holders. He does such great work on his woodworking projects! After I got off work, I ran by the house, picked him up and we went grocery shopping. Uggghh! How come you spend $100 and between the two of you, be able to carry the bags in the house from the car in one trip and still have at least one free hand to unlock the front door with??!! It's crazy! But anyway, after we put the groceries away, we went for our evening walk. We live in a subdivision where there are hills so it's a good walking work out for us. We take Sophie with us and she is so cute. She does really well on a leash and I love to watch her explore everywhere! There is another yorkie doggie that lives down the road from us and he and Sophie have become fast friends! Of course, he is in a fenced in yard so I guess Sophie feels safe "playing" with him since he can't get to her thru the fence! Our evening walks are a spring, summer, and fall tradition for us and we really enjoy them. Of course, now that I am sitting down on the couch, I'm finished for the evening! Good thing I didn't have a lot planned to do this evening! I'm tired!

Now on to Tasty Tuesday. Today I am not going to share a food recipe with you. Instead I'm going to share a recipe for my favorite drink ~ Iced Vanilla Coffee. I tell ya, I am so addicted to Mickey D's vanilla iced coffee that it ain't even funny! And at over $2 a pop for a large one, those can get really expensive really fast! So I started playing around and have come up with my own version. I use Torani brand syrup for my flavoring. These are great flavored syrups and they come in sugar free varieties that taste just as good as the regular ones. Here's my recipe:

Vanilla Iced Coffee

2% cold milk
strong brewed coffee
Torani vanilla flavored syrup

Fill cup with ice. Fill cup about 1/3 of the way with milk. Add a splash of syrup. Finish filling cup with coffee. Stir well.

That's it!! How easy is that??? You can tweak the amounts of milk, syrup, and coffee you use to get the taste you want, but I generally follow this recipe and it works for me. I buy the Torani syrups at Wal Mart in the coffee aisle. They run about $4 a bottle, but it makes a lot of iced coffee! You can also order the syrups on line. They have lots of flavors to choose from so the varieties of iced coffee you can make are endless! I usually drink hot coffee first thing in the morning and I will make a few extra cups when I brew my morning coffee. Then once it's cooled down, you can refrigerate the leftovers and always have some on hand for your iced coffees. I know that this recipe has saved me a bundle of money, cause when you are as addicted as I am, it can really strain the ole budget!

Well, that's all I've got for now. Thanks for stopping by to visit with me! I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

Until next time. . .



  1. Oh, yummy! TY for sharing. Nothing better than a lovely enjoyable walk ...

    Have a lovely Memorial holiday ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Ah Ha! Another crazy coffee nut! Love it, my favorite is dark chocolate mint! Yummmmmmm! Hey thanks for stopping in over at my place, it's nice to have company. Thanks for the compliment to! The signs have been a fun distraction, and boy have I been distracted! I gave one of Grooming dogs, Momma the Pantry-Wares sign. Over the past few years It seems that I have converted her to Prim! Score!
    Prim Wishes,

  3. That sounds like something my Daughter would really enjoy..Thanks for sharing..she also spends a lot at all the fancy coffee shops :)

  4. YUM that sounds good. Are you related to me? I too drink a couple of hot coffees in the AM and then iced.... Another trick for ya... freeze some of that leftover coffee and when you make iced coffee you wont water it down by using regular ice cubes...


  5. I wish I liked coffee better. I do a french vanilla cappuccino but its a mix and I am addicted to it. I have been wanting to try McDonalds new frappuccinos.... I have heard they are yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I will have to remember it for my hubby. He is the coffee drinker here.

    Looking forward to chat tonight!


  6. donna, that sounds D-licious!! Vanilla is one of my favorite scents and flavors!
    I wish we had a doggie to take on walks! I want to start walks with Jim, that would be good for us...always funner with a doggie though! ;)