Thursday, October 11, 2012

Morning Latte + Favorite Blogs = Relaxation! #lattelove

Ahhh...what's better than 10-15 minutes of quiet freedom reading your favorite blogs?  Reading them while sipping on a great latte of course!  Did you know just how easy it is to make a latte right in your own home, without any crazy extra equipment?  Well it is, simple actually, you just need 1 part coffee, and 2 parts milk.

According to the "got milk" team you can make your latte with the fancy stuff, or with the basic stuff, you decide!

Espress-o Yourself: Thinking about getting an espresso machine? Great! If not, no problem... just brew your coffee beans stronger than usual.

Get Frothy with It: Milk frothers are a great gift. But you can also heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave, then whisk for extra foam.

Have Fun with Flavor: Check your spice cabinet to add great flavors like cinnamon or nutmeg. You can also buy your favorite syrups for a coffee shop-worthy flavor boost.

To make your latte, you can heat 1 cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking quickly with a wire whisk to create foam. Meanwhile, brew your strong coffee (you’ll need about 1/2 cup). Pour the heated milk into a tall mug, holding back the foam with a spoon. Add strong brewed coffee and spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage You can find a bunch of fun recipes at The Breakfast Project which includes lots of different latte recipes too!

I'm not a huge coffee drinker, so no need for the expensive equipment, I made mine the old fashioned way.  I stuck with the basic latte, but I'd love to try some of the recipes posted specially the Sugar-free-pumpkin-pie-latte and the latte-love (I mean pumpkin or chocolate and peppermint...yes please!)

So, as I'm sitting in the recliner with my feet propped up and the laptop on my lap, sipping on my latte...enjoying the last 10-15 minutes before the kids wake up....I'm totally stalking my favorite blogs...

Jenni From the Blog - Jenni & I actually went to college together, her blog is 100% real and hilarious!  Warning...she just had her third baby who is ADORABLE, this blog will give you baby fever!  Jenni focuses on everyday life.  This is the blog that started my Wordless Wednesday posts!!

The Mommyhood Chronicles - I can't remember how I connect with Melissa, but I'm so glad we "met".  She helped me step The BOAT up and held my hand through the review/giveaway process.  She has a ton of giveaways, and two super cute kids to look at!  I am so thankful for her "Saturday Top Laughs Post", this is one of my favorite posts to write, and I know I will enjoy re-reading these as the kids grow!

Amy Romero Fitness - Amy and I met in high school, so we go way back.  Amy's blog focuses on exercise and nutrition.  She is a coach through Beach Body and LOVES to help people and encourage them to become active and fit! You'll always find a fun fit challenge on her blog!

Life with Two Boys - Danielle posts a ton of reviews and giveaways on her blog.  I love to check out her giveaways as well as her blog hop giveaway events...yep, this is where they all start!

Have a blog of your own?  Leave the link in the comments, I'm always looking for more to add to the list!

Now for the fun stuff, one lucky BOAT reader will win a Latte @home Care Package (tall mug, free gallon milk), please enter using Rafflecopter below!

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Disclosure - This is sponsored post by The Motherhood and The Breakfast Project.  All opinions are my own.



JC said...

I like green tea latte

Tina Holmes said...

Vanilla latte

Mmmmmm *dribbles*

Jessica said...

I like coffee with French vanilla creamer
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Right now my fav is Pumpkin Latte
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JC said...

Thank you, have a nice day!