|This is the jug I keep in the fridge to just use as I like, it is nice and thin so it doesn't take up too much space. It also was the last one in the store and it was missing the lid, so I got a discount and used one I had.|
Then one day it all changed. Sort of.
Hubby and I had taken Pork Chop to the Beach ( or is it Beaches now? Darn Toronto changes things so much) Anyway we were there and it was getting late and Hubby was so tired, I said I would drive the 40 minutes or so home but I needed some caffeine. Now I had to give up any sort of pop before my gastric bypass and to this day I still do not drink it, so I gave in and went into Starbucks. I asked for something with coffee, no sugar and lots of caffeine, oh and it had to be cold and not carbonated. The sweet lady suggested an iced coffee. And I was hooked ever since. Ask Hubby, now both Pork Chop and I beg to go to Tim Horton's. Pork Chop could eat his weight in chocolate Tim bits, which I guess should make me mad since he won't eat my baking usually. Anyway, I was addicted.
|This is all you need, notice the blue card Pork Chop made for Hubby. There was nothing for me, but you know he still likes me right?|
So this was in the fall, and I was loving it and thinking of ways to make it cheaper at home. I bought instant coffee and it was gross, I tried the cappuccino powder that you just add water to,and it was gross. I was paying a lot for my Tim's addiction. So I did what every other sane woman does, I googled it. And I came across this! I knew it was fate. Pioneer woman has some great stuff, trust me.
|I just use the whole can of coffee at one time, this is a 4 quart container I think, and I got it just for my coffee.|
|I think this looks so gross, but figured my post would not be complete without it; and the back ground of my super messy counter.|
|So this sits on my counter for 24 hours, in that time the tutor was in my home. Wonder what he thought it was.|
|Another shot of my messy counter, but this is how I do it, a large strainer and a bowl.|
|I line the strainer with paper towel, I end up having to switch it out twice while I strain it all.|
|I know, gross if you don't know what it is.|
|I put it in a measuring cup then add about 50-75% more water then put it into the container.|
|Way cheaper than Tim's, but not as convenient when you are not home, if you know what I mean. And I just realized there is a Mcdonalds iced coffee in this picture too. I had to have something to drink while I made my own.|