Month: November 2015

Weekly Meal Plan

Are you guys getting ready for Thanksgiving? What are you making this year? Any good gluten free dishes?

Here is my simple, weekly meal plan.

Menu Week 11-8-15 | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

Sunday Blue Cheese Brisket with Spiralized Dijon Potatoes – This brisket is divine. You let it simmer away in the crock pot all day with a yummy beef broth. It’s topped with bacon and blue cheese. These potatoes are super easy and delicious. I also spiralized a onion and added it in with the potatoes. So good!

Monday – Family Dinner

Tuesday – Lemon Pepper Chicken, Spaghetti Squash & Broccoli – I love spaghetti squash and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Try this method here. I’m going to add a little parmesan, some chicken seasoned with lemon pepper and some sauteed broccoli. If this turns out, I’ll post a recipe.

Wednesday – Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Sweet and spicy Thai chicken in crispy butter lettuce wraps are an easy weeknight dinner.

Thursday – Roast Chicken and Veggies – I’m going to roast up a big batch of veggies and a little chicken for some protein and that will be dinner. Use whatever veggies you have on hand or anything fall inspired. I’m going to use butternut squash, brussels sprouts, carrots and onions.

Friday – Sweet Potato Pizza Bake and Spinach Salad – I’m going to bust out the spiralizer again and make this yummy bake. I’m going to add some green peppers and red onion for a little more flavor. Can’t wait to try this savory “pizza.”

Saturday – Hanging out with my parents.

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Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte

Are you ready for fall in a cup? This Apple Chai Tea Latte is so much better than anything you can get at a local coffee shop.

Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

I’m sorry that my meal plans have been nonexistent. We have had some crazy weeks here in Kansas City with the Royals winning the World Series! Meal plans went out the window and were replaced with beer and bar food. I’m ready to get back to a regular schedule with healthy meals.

Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

This recipe is so easy and the concentrate makes it easy to whip this up for any hectic morning or just to sip leisurely on a brisk fall afternoon. I originally tried this latte when I visited a local coffee roaster, last year. There is a cute cider mill just south of the city that makes the most delicious apple cider. Combining these two amazing beverages into one awesome latte, was genius, and delicious.

Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

Now, I love the idea of making your very own chai tea mixture, but there are some ingredients in chai tea that I simply don’t keep on hand (I’m looking at you star anise). That’s why I love this easy latte. You simply have to find good, quality tea bags, and voila, simple chai tea lattes at home! I love Bigelow tea bags, because they don’t contain any strange ingredients and they brew a mean cup of tea.

Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

This Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte warms your soul. It’s nice and sweet and spicy with just the right hint of apple from the cider. Try doing various mixtures of the milk to cider ratio to see what you like the best. I don’t like mine too cider-y, so I stick with the ½ cup to ¼ cup ratio. But if you’re feeling all things cider, add a bit more in there!

Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte | Mrs Tea & Mr Coffee

Apple Cider Chai Tea Latte
 
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Ingredients
  • Chai Concentrate:
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 to 6 chai tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Latte:
  • ½ cup chai concentrate, heated
  • ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup apple cider
Instructions
  1. Make the Chai Tea concentrate: boil water and steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 7 to 8 minutes. Mix in the honey and vanilla, until dissolved.
  2. Heat the almond milk and apple cider in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender, a mason jar or a milk frother, blend milk and cider until nice and foamy.
  4. Carefully pour the milk and cider into the hot tea and stir gently to combine.
  5. The Chai Tea concentrate will keep in the fridge for 7 to 10 days.