Hey, Monday. Let’s ease into this, mmk?
Heidi has a line in her first cookbook about how some people need more than just coffee to get out of bed each morning. She suggests adding chocolate to her espresso banana muffins. That line really stuck with me, and I add chocolate to almost all of our weekend breakfasts because, well, w-e-e-k-e-n-d. It’s the time for relaxing and indulging.
Lately, I have needed more than coffee to get out of bed. It’s so darn cold here that I can barely stand it. I’m not saying that I’m checking flights to Hawaii or anything, but I might have an Expedia alert set in case free tickets become available. Just in case. You never know.
When it’s cold outside, fashion goes out the window for me. Don’t you love how Nordstrom displays their mannequins wearing loose, flowy shirts, like the long-sleeves as thin as tissue paper are enough for winter? Don’t forget the ultra-thin leggings they pair with the outfit, too. But hey, at least you can wear Uggs with it.
Let’s compare a woman’s winter outfit to a man’s winter outfit: My husband wears an undershirt, a long sleeve flannel and a sweater. He also gets to wear super warm corduroy pants. Plus, puffy coats look cute on him. Me? Not so much. Let’s go even deeper: men’s underwear keep them warmer than women’s underoos. What was Victoria thinking with the invention of tiny knickers? I think Victoria’s secret is that she’s so cold, she requires a man to keep her warm.
So, I will be dressing like a man until further notice. If you see me and I look a little thick, well, that’s the leggings underneath my jeans. Who knew how warm an undershirt could make you? I’m newly obsessed with layering undershirts. I almost don’t need ear muffs, because dressing like a man is keeping me so warm.
I’ll be the first one to peel off the layers when spring rolls around and frolic. Yes, frolic. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen my toes. But until then, it’s pancakes studded with mini chocolate chips and espresso syrup for me. And extra hot coffee. Enjoy.
My favorite instant espresso powder is Medaglia D’Oro. You can buy it here.
For the espresso glaze:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1126 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 1684mg Carbohydrates: 224g Sugar: 189g Protein: 13g