Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simple Pleasure: Morning Coffee in a Pretty Cup



Today's Simple Pleasure truly is something looked forward to every day.

Just the thought of freshly brewed coffee with a splash of light cream in it helps to  propel me out from under the warm bed covers .

The light cream, or sometimes half and half, make the coffee taste scrumptuous. Yes, it's extra calories but a light splash isn't going to break the scale.

Actually, I just switched to light cream. Stopped at the drive-up window of a popular coffee place, I saw the workers using light cream. Always I had wondered why my coffee at home, which is the same brand as the store, never tasted as good. When I saw the light cream going into the coffee, I discovered the secret. 

No plastic cups for me, no siree. Morning coffee has to be poured into something stylish and pretty. Does that make it taste better, too?  Hmmm. I think it does.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER? A PRETTY, DAINTY CUP OR STURDY MUG?

Dayle, from the blog "A Collection of This and That" sponsors today's Simple Pleasures party in which Writing Straight from the Heart is participating. Please take a minute to check out all the other simple pleasure entries by clicking on :(http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/ ).

25 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Everybody! I want to welcome Susan (My Place to Yours), this blog's 188th Follower. Thanks so much for Following,Susan. Hope you join us frequently. We will love having you!

Hope everyone has a terrific day! If there is no sunshine where you live, you'll just have to make your own. Hugs to all, Susan

middle child said...

A travel mug so that no one really knows that it is full of whiskey. Ha!

Sue said...

I like a dainty cup sometimes and other times I like a cup. I just can't seem to make up my mind. lol. Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Mave said...

A pretty cup or mug definitely adds to the pleasure of a cup of tea or coffee. Yours looked lovely.

Christine said...

I have one cup a day and it's a really BIG mug.
But it's a beauty.

Trish said...

I do like your petty pink mug, Susan.
I'm a tea drinker myself, and I like it in a cup - doesn't always have to be fancy but it's nice when it is :-)
blessings..Trish

diane stetson said...

I prefer tea and it doesn't matter what I drink it in....I only have one to wake me up.

Sue said...

That's a very pretty mug!

Bookie said...

I am not a coffee person, but tea all the way.Prefer cup most of time but a mug has its place. I use a mug first thing in the morning during winter, sometimes on the deck in autumn. Spring it is a pretty floral cup and saucer...outside with birds and breezee, it is cup also.

From the Kitchen said...

I love cream with my coffee and have not heard of light cream. I use half and half. I'm going to check it out. I prefer my coffee in a mug and have favorites that I switch about. In fact, I'm having coffee right now in a flowery mug and thinking about spring.

Best,
Bonnie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Not a coffee drinker...but a good cup of Chia Tea in a beautiful mug...that gets me every morning...from my red mugs to my rose covered mugs, they meet me with the sunrise and a true simple pleasure

Lizzie said...

What a pretty photo. I like a fair sized mug but I like them quirky. My favorite is a hand thrown one from a local coffee shop my friend gave me for my birthday one year.
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BEACH BUNGALOW said...

I love my big, blue mug that I picked up at GW a while back. Coffee just seems to taste better in this mug!

Stop by the Beach Bungalow sometime!

Sue
xo

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love light cream in my coffee, but have just recently switched to half and half. Lower calories and points (Weight Watchers). The taste is somewhat lacking though. There was a reason why I used cream for all those years. I drink my coffee in a delicate cup.

Chatty Crone said...

I love your mug up there and drinking out a pretty mug makes the coffee taste better and the light cream - I may get some today. Thanks for the idea.

Love,
sandie

Mariette said...

Dearest Susan,

Most people who dilute their coffee with the 'bluish' low-fat milk are indeed ruining the taste and above all; it's temperature! You are right and it doesn't add more calories since you only need a little of it. Lots of low-fat yields to the very same end-sum!

Have a great day and lots of love,

Mariette

Kathleen said...

Your mug is lovely. I'm a cup of tea in the morning person, served in the biggest mug I have. Actually a Starbucks one, a present from my daughter. I do love fine bone china though for the rest of the day's drinks. Kathleen.

It's Just Dottie said...

I love my first cup of coffee . I drink mine with half and half right off my brother's farm and it makes my wake extra special.

Debbie said...

As much as I've tried, I just can't enjoy coffee from a china cup. I like tea that way, but my coffee just needs to be in something sturdy and BIG.

sarah said...

I like your mug..it's pretty. myself I like a sturdy mug filled to the top....

Gloria said...

I love mugs and your is beauty!! I have some mugs that I really love I buy when I fall in love of one! gloria

LDH said...

Doesn't your beverage taste so much better in a pretty cup! I love this one! Oh, I like cream in my coffee AND tea.

Barb said...

Hi Susan,
I like mugs to drink my coffee or tea from.I have a lot of favourite ones.Some are fine bone china and some are chunky,but all are special to me. Your mug is lovely and dainty.
GGod Bless
Barb from Australia

Kay K said...

Love my morning Coffee my husband brings it to my bedside each morning I love having my coffee and time to wake up while still under those warm bed covers

Dayle said...

I'm so late getting around to mingling and I almost didn't find you this week, due to the old permalink thing. I changed it for you so future readers can discover your lovely morning simple pleasure and, yes, coffee does taste better in a real cup. :) Yours is beautiful.

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