Keurig k-cup alternatives.

Ok, so since I’m a coffee freak I figure I should pen another post.

(since I bought the water filter for the keurig tank I haven’t had any more issues with stuck brewing

First some stores are making their own brands of k-cups.
Kroger, Target, Walmart.
Kroger and Walmart’s are reasonably priced but Target’s were more expensive than Keurig’s.
I have NOT tried either Walmart’s or Target’s but I did try Kroger’s signature blend. Pretty good and the packaging is better for the environment.

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I have also emptied a used k-cup of coffee grounds, refilled it, and placed heavy duty foil over top. That works.

In the beginning, I bought this:

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From Walmart for when I wanted my own coffee.
I hated it and hardly used it. It was a mess.

This past week when I went to target I bought some loose ground fruity coffee and the “solo fill cup”

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I’ve only used it once but so far I like it. You fill it with coffee, snap the lid shut, and put in the machine like you would a k-cup, no fuss about removing parts.

Of course, I just saw in today, (11/24/12) , a reuseable “single serve cup with paper filters” at Walmart .

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Found this at Kroger grocery store today

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Found these below at cvs drug store

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Rivata casa rossa wine and then rum chata

Rivata casa rossa is very sweet fruity red wine heavy with cherry and other berry flavors.
I liked it but then I like fruity wines.

Seems like I can only get it from Total Wines and they don’t ship to my state… 😖

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And then I’ve also had rum chata.
Yum
Basically, it is Horchata (a Mexican rice drink) with rum… It is creamy and has a warm smooth sweet flavor
Love it!

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Death

A friend’s dad died last night and a few weeks ago my brother-in-law’s 18 yr old brother died.
Death is every where and it scares me. I can’t imagine losing someone that I love.
My miscarriage in 2008 devastated me ad I’d only know that entity for a couple of months.
What would I do if I lost a parent or sibling or child or husband?
Would I be numb and act like everything was ok? Would I wail and cry and waste away in bed?
How would/will I react?
Sometimes, I feel so disconnected from others and I wonder how strong my emotions for them are…..
I just pray I don’t lose anyone…..

Sangria pineapple, rum, amaretto

I have not tried this but it sounds delicious!! And deliciously intoxicating!!!

http://corkscrewsandcurls.com/2011/06/24/red-wine-pineapple-sangria/

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🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹
On a side note I’ve been experimenting making hard cider aka wine….
Using about a 1/4 tsp of champagne yeast and a bottle of juicy juice cherry, add a little bit of sugar, mix well, leave room at top for fermentation put saran-wrap and a loose tie around the top of bottle, put in dark area until all test falls to bottom about a week or so.
Rebottle (rack) the cider into a clean wine bottle or several bottles, (don’t pour the yeasty remains) I add more juice or a sweet wine to sweeten, loosely cover place in fridge, after a day or two tighten lid. Leave in fridge.