It’s Monday. We could all use some coffee, right?


Even those of us who don’t go to work on Mondays can use a little something special in the coffee department, I think.


There hasn’t been a whole lot of sleeping going on at our house lately.  I blame the shift in weather.


I can’t sleep when it’s cold.

Meeker can’t sleep when it’s hot.

We keep the heater on (for Adrienne). We keep our windows open and the fan on in our room for Meeker. I wear a snowsuit to bed.


Unfortunately, I think Baby A inherited my disdain for cold-weather sleeping. Therefore, she hasn’t slept well since our little snowstorm last Friday night. Which means none of us have slept well since Friday…including Punky and Bagheera.


So, I’m drinking coffee. Well, I always drink coffee – but this is special.

I brewed it in milk. It tasted like a latte you’d get at Starbucks.



  • 3 T ground coffee
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or a teaspoon of ground cinnamon)
  • 1 1/2 C milk (I used cow’s milk, but almond, soy, coconut – it would all work)
  • Any other flavorings you want (I used some peppermint sugar)

Warm the milk in a saucepan. Put the coffee, cinnamon, and whatever other flavorings you want into the French press. Slowly pour the milk in and press down a couple of inches so the coffee is submerged. Let stand for 6-8 minutes then press down the rest of the way and pour.

You could probably do this in a regular coffee maker, too – I’m just too lazy to clean milk out of a coffee maker. So I French pressed it.


Enjoy your Monday.

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