Last night I posted after having made cookies & baby food, that I didn’t know what to make for dinner – and it was time! So I looked in the fridge. Pork, bacon, green onions, carrots. And on the counter. Beets. And in the cabinet. Quinoa. Dinner!
I roasted the beets and carrots in some olive oil, sauteed the bacon and then put the pork in the pan, and added the green onions at the last minute. The quinoa cooked in some water and chicken broth.
Yum. It’s what we had, because it’s what we’ve got.
And this morning while the Pie took her short nap, I made some spicy chai concentrate. I found a recipe while I was blog-hopping and wrote it down. I don’t remember where I found it. But it doesn’t really matter, because I played around with it until I found something I liked.
Some of the measurements are heaping measures (cardamom and cinnamon) because I like them, and others are level, (ginger) because I’m not such a fan. But here, in it’s current state, is the recipe:
It comes out warm, spicy, delicious. If you like it creamier, add some cream to your cup. If you like it sweet add some sugar. But this is how I like it. Spicy, slightly sweet, slightly creamy cup of tea.
I bottled some up – one bottle for me, one for my friend CJ who I’ll be visiting this week, one as a Christmas gift and one for Christmas morning.
The Pie can’t wait for Christmas.