Coffee with Me

Games, Games, and More Games Winner! September 17, 2008

Filed under: Giveaways — Melissa @ 8:28 am

Congratulations to Jeanne! Email and tell me if you’d like Whoonu or Othello!

I used Random Integer to pick my number for me.

and it picked #20 which was Jeanne’s # comment.

Stay tuned for some Coca-Cola Cake!


Games, Games, and More Games September 14, 2008

Filed under: Family,Giveaways — Melissa @ 5:31 pm

My mom arrived on Thursday and she was barely out of the car before the kids were asking her to play a game. She left Sunday to the tunes of “I wish we could play one more game!” She sat at the table and played game after game after game. What precious memories she was creating with her grandkids.

Here are some of the games they played:

Ten Days in the USA
Clue FX
Guess Who
Wormy Apples
Cookin’ Cookies

Samantha typing in all the games for me.

Here are the games that are stacked in my closet. There are smaller ones that are in a couple boxes on the floor. Recognize any favorites of your own?

My hanger rod is really not crooked/falling down. Must have been the way I was holding the camera.

Surprise Giveaway!!!!

Two of my favorite games are Whoonu and Othello. Post a comment with your favorite box game and one random winner will get one of my favorite games (winner’s choice).

Ends 7pm pacific Tuesday!


Yummy Iced Coffee and the Winners! August 31, 2008

Filed under: Cooking,Giveaways — Melissa @ 8:30 am

The mysterious photo was coffee being cold-brewed!

Some of the guesses were really funny. Tobacco??? What kind of lady do you think I am?

And Kombucha? I didn’t even know what that was. I do now!

: a gelatinous mass of symbiotic bacteria (asAcetobacter xylinum) and yeasts (as of the genera Brettanomyces and Saccharomyces) grown to produce a fermented beverage held to confer health benefits; also : thebeverage prepared by fermenting kombucha with black tea and sugar

And thanks to The Pioneer Woman I have this nifty random integer chooser!

There were 28 comments, and I told it to choose 2 numbers. And the winners are…..

Comment 2 and Comment 4!

Congratulations Rachel and Mary! Please email me your address ( and I will send you some of my favorite coffee – Dunkin’ Donuts!!

Smitten Kitchen has some wonderful recipes and I recently read her post on Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee. I just had to try it!

First we assembled the ingredients.

That was easy!

Then we added 1/3 cup coffee and poured in 1 1/2 cups water. Stir it up!

Then cover and let sit for at least 12 hours. The first night I just let it sit. The second time I stirred it up a few extra times. Much better the second time!

I filled my cup with ice, poured in a bunch of french vanilla creamer, and added the coffee. Oh yummy goodness!!!!!

Read the comments from Smitten Kitchen’s post. There are some good tips in there! I especially loved this one:

Sarah August 27, 2008

They make this at the coffee shop I used to work at, and it is so wonderful. However, I hadn’t considered, until I read your post, that I DON’T need a bucket with a filter at the bottom, like they use. Brilliant deduction!
They make this drink called a buzzer, with Toddy (cold brewed coffee).
1/3 toddy
1/3 whole milk
1/3 half & half
three squirts chocolate syrup
two squirts vanilla syrup

Stir well. Proceed to explode.

I can’t wait to try it!!!


Giveaway for Guessing August 28, 2008

Filed under: Giveaways — Melissa @ 9:48 pm

My first giveaway on my new blog. Fun Fun!!!

Hmmm…what is it? Looks…kind of disgusting!

I read about this on another blog and decided to try it in my very own kitchen. Place a guess and I’ll do a random drawing for two winners! Woohoo!! Big giveaway here. LOL My giveaway has to do with what is in that jar.

Here’s another picture in a different spot in my kitchen. Please note! These pictures are from my phone. If you don’t know why I’m using my phone, then you haven’t read this.

So leave me a comment and cross your fingers…and your toes too..and maybe your comment number will get chosen! Contest ends at 8:00 pm pacific on Friday!