After opening that can of worms about the Ugg boots vs. the Keurig, I decided I should write an entire blog post about my love for warm beverages. I know, I know… two deep thought-provoking posts in two days is a bit much, but I’m going out on a limb.
But first, I have to say that after writing that post, I was compelled to do a bit more research on the Ugg. As I said before, my friend who wants the Uggs does have incredibly good taste in clothing, and after receiving a few comments from staunch supporters over on Facebook, I knew I didn’t fully understand the positive qualities of the Ugg.
I have to admit, this would be a cute way to approach the winter snow.

And this even looks a bit like a cowboy boot. The brown suede would look sweet with my Chief Illiniwek outfit.

It’s that whole knitted sweater on the foot look that gets to me.

And of course the $200 price tag. I’m sorry, but even at 50 percent off, that is an expensive pair of boots.
OK… so enough about boots. What about that Keurig?
I don’t like cold weather, which is not a good quality to possess when you live in the midwest. Sweaters and cute boots aren’t enough to keep me going, so I also have to stay motivated with soup and lots and lots of warm drinks.
I have my Keurig programmed to turn on at 6:20 and I’m ready to start my day with a nice warm drink brewed to perfection.
I love my selection of K-cups.

But this is actually my drink of choice. Hot tea.

Last week, the weather took a turn for the colder after some amazing fall days in October. I decided I better buy some hot chocolate because our small group was coming over that night.
The boxes of hot chocolate were on sale for $.81. That’s right. EIGHTY-ONE CENTS.

This was a great excuse to grab a few of the regular milk chocolate, plus the ones with mini marshmallows. And then the dark chocolate sensation. Oh, and the caramel chocolate. And a box of the mint chocolate.
And what is hot chocolate without a big squirt of whipped cream on top?
My husband was skeptical about how many people would go for the cocoa. We heard many comments of, “Well, I don’t usually drink hot chocolate, but I see you have whipped cream.” Everyone grabbed a packet and we all enjoyed our comfort drink on a 30-degree evening. Mmmmm. That makes a cold evening worth it. Well, it helps anyway.
Oh, and do you want to guess which was most popular?
  • milk chocolate?
  • milk chocolate with mini marshmallows?
  • dark chocolate sensation?
  • caramel chocolate?
  • or mint chocolate?
Go ahead… Leave me your guess!

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