Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Frugal Tip of the Week:Coffee Creamer

I love flavoured coffee creamers...

I know, I know...they're really horrible for your arteries...and your waistline...if you have one...

so I recently went back to using half-and-half in my coffee...not all that exciting, but it'll do...

but the special holiday flavoured creamers were my undoing...I bought 6 in one fell swoop...

2 gingerbread, 2 peppermint mocha and 2 pumpkin spice...

I'd buy more & freeze them thus ensuring a steady supply throughout the year but I believe the labels specifically state "Especially Formulated to Blow Up Your Freezer"...dastardly marketing move...formulate the stuff so it can't be frozen and all the little Flavoured Holiday Creamer Junkies like myself are in withdrawals for the rest of the year...

yesterday, I realized I was about half way through my first container of Peppermint Mocha...and I was sad...until I realized I had 1 1/2 containers of half-and-half in the fridge...and decided to try mixing the Peppermint Mocha creamer with the half-and-half in equal portions...

It tastes good...the flavour isn't as strong, but it is still "there"...and now I'll have Special Creamers for longer with doing less damage in the area of Weight Control (the half-and-half has decidedly fewer calories per serving than the creamer)

3 comments:

Me said...

I would love to say I know of a more flavorul and wonderfully lo-cal way to flavor the coffee - but I can't... :)

Belle-ah said...

Sending good thoughts your way today and hope your party is lovely!

deb said...

yes.. I bought the choc mint truffle this week I'm sure my hips won't love it. I may have to try this!

it's all about the journey...