the best food. the best friends. the best family.
i married my best friend.
and went to the best party i'll ever go to. ever.
this year was different.
instead of dancing the night away, we hiked through the woods, checking out the fall colors.
and instead of a three tier, lemon soaked raspberry and fudge filled masterpiece
we snacked on our own mini version while watching saturday night live
instead of nibbling on hand passed bites and drinking the night away,
we sipped homemade chai with pancakes and eggs in our pajamas.
and as much as we joke "too bad we can't get married every year", life isn't the party. not the dress. or the flowers. or the cake. or even the music. it's the lazy sunday mornings sharing homemade pancakes with the one you love. and you wouldn't trade it for anything.
adapted from joy of cooking
makes 2 small servings, 30 minutes
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cups milk (use whatever kind you have in your house)
2 tablespoons sugar
8 cardamom pods, crushed
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon good quality black tea (or two tea bags)
- in a medium saucepan, bring the water, milk, sugar, and spices to a boil. cover and let sit 20 minutes.
- bring the mixture back to a simmer, add the tea, remove from heat, and let steep about 2 minutes. strain and serve hot.