This morning my little Quinny is having surgery. It is a routine procedure that, while necessary, will have her home before her brother is even out of school. I’ve kind of been in denial about it. Not really thinking about it, but the stress has been bubbling under the surface.
This will be the fourth (!!!) time that I sit in the waiting room while one of my kids goes under the knife. And one of those times ended with being pulled into one of those awful tiny rooms and hearing words you never ever want to hear.
Sooooo . . . . I’m freaking out.
Poor Quinn, this is the second surgery she’s had, and she’s had a ton of other poking, prodding, and procedures. My mom always had the belief that kids come into this world with their own set of baggage that they have to deal with, but holy crap! That also means that you as the mom have to witness the baggage dealing. And it sucks!
I’m an emotional eater (consumer?) if there ever was one. I wish that I could say that wasn’t the case, I wish that I could rise above, but for real, I see surgery on my calendar, and right next to it I imagine the words Starbucks, sushi, and wine. I want to have them all.
So this is like the ultimate in at home comfort consumption. Hello next blog name!! At Home Comfort Consumption . . . or not. It doesn’t really roll of the tongue and it sounds like something that should maybe be blocked at public libraries.
Let’s get back to this Eggnog Latte. It’s easy to make, and while I wouldn’t call it “skinny” (the picture below is probably like 400 calories) if you make that two servings instead of one, and you forgo the whipped cream, you are looking at like 125 calories. And it’s SO delicious!
- 2/3 cup strong coffee (the smallest setting on a Keurig)
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- 1 tsp rum extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 TBSP agave nectar
- 3/4 cup eggnog (I used lite eggnog)
- whipped cream (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer while stirring consistently.
- Using an immersion blender, or transfer the contents of the saucepan to a blender to whip.
- Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Want more eggnog?