Saturday, July 27, 2013

Free Fish and Mochas

My father in law stopped by with two huge fish that he caught in the lake. I broiled one up for dinner tonite with some long grain rice.

I found a tiny chocolate recipe book that a friend had given me back in high school. There was a recipe for a mocha that I thought, "hey why not give it a try?" I've mixed together milk, coffee, sugar, and cocoa before. It's always good but its never been SOO yummy. I've learned that it's best to start with a recipe and tweak it from there... at least for me. This was no exception. The mocha was really REALLY yummy this time.
1/2 cup milk
1 tbls. sugar (I know, that's alot... but I bet less than starbucks)
2 tsp. cocoa
1/2 cup of coffee
I've been going heavy on the coffee all these years. This recipe is a great balance for a yummy mocha.

This morning teething boy was cranky so we walked to the playground to let off some steam. I thought of inviting some friends but decided I'd like it to be just the two of us. Friends are wonderful but so is spending one on one time at the playground with your kiddo. It's fascinating watching this tiny man who was only months ago a helpless infant now climbing, running, discovering wood chips, birds, litter (yes litter is fascinating), laughing, giggling, being silly, and whooshing down slides all by himself. There are SO many priceless moments in this life!!!

and NO SPEND day 47 is in the bag!

Today was a calm but wonderful day. Shoot, calm is always wonderful!


  1. Happy about your calm wonderful day :)

  2. You are almost to 50 no spend days! Maybe you can do something special for yourself (and frugal) that day - a long bath, time to read or take a nap, meeting a friend for a walk at the park & good conversation.

    You are right about the calm - today was one of those days for us as well. Despite all of the work we're doing to get our house ready to sell, it was a family day. Love those kind!

    1. Yay, I'm glad your family had a calm day too.

      You're right I should celebrate 50 days! I'm getting really excited about making to the halfway mark for my goal. But something frugal for sure :)

  3. Is there a way to contact you directly? Just found your site and blog and had questions about Guatemala and your total household debt. Thx.


    1. I don't really want to post my e-mail. Do you have a blog I can comment on?