So addicted that I found these authentic burlap coffee bean bags at a flea market in Northern California and knew they had to go home with me. For something. I was sure I could do something with them...they wer going home with me.
Back to the addiction for a minute. Seriously, an 8 cup pot MYSELF (my husband doesn't drink coffee) and in the fall and winter months...another 4-6 cup ot in the afternoon. LOVE it. I love the smell, the taste and just the feel of holding my warm mug. With an almost 4 year old (her birthday invites should have gone out today) and a 1 year old...I NEED IT!
Okay, now back to the uses for the burlap coffee sacks. Pillows!!! Yep, after airing them out and dumping out left over coffee beans...I started sewing. I have made pillows, some with the coffee sack front ad back, others with a cool black or red canopy stripe fabric on the back. I sell these pillows in my Etsy shop, www.thevintagebarn.etsy.com for around $35.
So, it is almost 4:00pm and it is a chilly winter day...you can guess where I am headed. To my kitchen to brew a pot of coffee!
Now...for a fabulous coffee treat that OF COURSE has a dairy product (supporting my husband and fellow dairy farmers!) in the recipe. This was (and still is) my favorite winter drink. I found this on a fellow blogger's site, www.dineanddish.net. This is an Eagle Brand recipe...delish! Love & Junk ~ Julie
Cinnamon Spiced Cafe Latte
A pot of sweet and cinnamon goodness, from our friends at Eagle Brand
3/4 cup ground Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups cold water
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
Whipped cream, as desired
Additional ground cinnamon
1.Stir together ground coffee and cinnamon. Brew coffee in coffeemaker using 3 cups cold water.
2.Pour sweetened condensed milk into large coffee pot or 1 1/2-quart pitcher. Add hot brewed coffee, stirring until thoroughly blended.
3.Pour coffee mixture into cafe mugs. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additonal cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.