Friday, May 16, 2014

No talkie before coffee!!

If there is one thing my students have learned about  me this year, it is this: do not talk to Mrs. P before she's finished her cup of coffee!

Student: "Mrs. P?" *notices half-full coffee cup*  "Never mind.  It can wait." *backs away slowly*

I have to admit, my addiction to my morning cup of coffee is strong... and expensive.  Even mochas from fast food chains will run upwards of $2.50 a cup!  To curb my spending, my husband got me a home coffee machine, but those little cups still add up.  I was so excited when I heard about Gourmesso, the premium online retailer of Nespresso compatible capsules

Gourmesso was founded in February 2013 by serial entrepreneurs and passionate coffee lovers. The foundation of Gourmesso’s success is the unique combinations of high quality coffee, made of the finest Arabica and Robusta beans from around the world, offered at a price unmatched by any of their competitors. Their capsules are all $0.45, making them 30% more affordable than the different Nespresso varieties! You can't find those kinds of prices anywhere else! Believe me; I've tried! 
They currently have 15 different coffee blends and are constantly looking to increase that number by adding no less than 5 new blends each year. The high number of coffee capsule varieties is yet another aspect that differentiates Gourmesso from other similar companies.  I ordered two different flavors- Soffio Vanigilia and Brasile Blend Dolce.  Both are delicious! The Soffio Vanigilia has a yummy vanilla flavor and is my personal favorite! The Brasile Blend Dolce is for those of us who like a balanced and mild espresso, perfect for those early Monday mornings.  

Even my sweet pea got in on this action! She's not actually getting anything out of the cup, but she thinks she's big when she tries =)  She'll be sticking with apple juice for a while!  Leave the coffee for the MOMMY!! And leave the OVERPRICED coffee somewhere else; I'm sticking with Gourmesso!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Pot Pie

1 package ready made pie crust (2- 9" crusts)
1 lb ground turkey
1 can Campbell's condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/2 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 package bacon bits (real bacon, NOT bacos)
Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper- to taste

Brown and drain turkey. Combine cheese soup and diced tomatoes. Heat through. Add bacon bits. Season to taste. Place one crust in the bottom of pie plate. Pour in meat mixture. Cover with second pie crust and pinch closed. Cut four slits into the top. Cover edges with aluminum foil, and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for 20 more minutes.