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It’s not easy to get “alone time” when you’ve got a three-year-old. That’s why 10-minute showers turn into 20-minute escapes and a simple trip to the grocery store by myself takes 45 minutes while I walk up and down every aisle – and I only went there for bread and milk. It’s also why I wake up early every morning with my husband for our daily cup of coffee and Today Show break while our little one sleeps in.
The best part of that daily meeting with my hubby isn’t Matt Lauer’s witty banter, it’s the coffee. That hot cup of caffeinated goodness creates a delicious moment of connection and it’s the perfect start to our day.
We’re both big fans of flavored coffee creamers, especially this time of the year when all the seasonal flavors are available. (Our fridge door usually has between six and eight creamers at any given time.) During a recent trip to Walmart I spotted a whole bunch of fall flavors from Nestle Coffee-mate, including our all-time favorite, Pumpkin Spice.
If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, or any of the other pumpkin-flavored goodies that arrive on shelves in the fall, you’ll definitely love Coffee-mate’s Pumpkin Spice creamer. We’re currently on our third or fourth container of it this season, and we’ll soon be trying some of Coffee-mate’s other seasonal flavors like Eggnog Latte and Peppermint Mocha. (They’ve even got coffee creamer flavors that are inspired by Girl Scout cookies!)
Of course, you don’t have to only put the creamers in your coffee. There’s a ton of recipes on the Coffee-mate website, including cold beverage and dessert ideas. After a peek at the dessert recipes, I can guarantee you I’ll be making the Cappuccino Cheesecake! When making pancakes, my husband even likes to mix a little Coffee-mate creamer into the batter (pick whatever flavor you’d like) to give the pancakes a little extra burst of flavor.
This morning, however, there were no pancakes. Just two cups of Pumpkin Spice coffee, some chit chat, and Al Roker’s bad jokes. In other words, it was the perfect morning. How does your coffee help you create “moments of connection” with your friends and family?