As it happens, when I read Carly's entry I had just eaten a small carton of cherry yogurt. Next to it you can see a coffee cup, but it's not for coffee. Oh, no.
This is one of two or three cups I like to use for hot chocolate. You can see the dregs of Saturday night's cocoa along the rim; I'll be washing the cup in a few minutes. There are several things I like about this particular cup:
- John never uses it, so it isn't contaminated with coffee or coffee stains.
- It's big enough that if I'm careful I can microwave hot chocolate without it boiling over.
- It's a classic old fashioned design and color, and reminds me of both a coffee cup my Mom had 40+ years ago and the one Giles uses in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Here's what's left of a Cadbury bar I bought around Christmas Eve, possibly several days before that. I've been gradually nibbling away at it, and breaking off pieces to add to the hot chocolate.
Here's a bit of an oddity. I believe I mentioned it once before. Safeway markets it as "English muffin bread." Does it taste like English muffins? Well, maybe a little. Does it have the same texture? No, not really. But it does taste good toasted. Because I bought a loaf of this a week or so ago, we were inspired to get our toaster out of the cupboard for the first time in about a decade and start to use it.
Here are two slices and a very thin heel from the English muffin bread, all toasted and spread with butter and veggie cream cheese. Good stuff! The plate it's on isn't particularly photogenic, but it's historic. It's the last of our Healthy Choice plates from 1979, back when that brand was packaged on a reusable, microwavable plastic plate. We save some of them and even bought a few at thrift stores, back when we first got married and had no money for dishes. Over the years they've been broken, burned, hopelessly stained or just plain lost, but this last one is still hanging in there.
Be sure to check Ellipsis every Monday for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot topic, and for links to the previous week's participating entries. I'm a little behind in making the rounds myself, but hope to catch up tomorrow.
I spent about twelve hours today updating many of my Quantum Leap and Madeleine L'Engle-related web pages on mavarin.com, along with the main page of the site. Most of those pages were written in Adobe PageMill in 1997 and posted on AOL Hometown, so they were full of bad links, outdated code and rookie mistakes. But they're much better now!