A few weeks ago, our company participated in Taste of Dallas. We had a booth inside and out and were schlepping warm Cinn-A-Rolls for $1 all weekend. It was super hot, but we had a fun time with our friends who helped us work the crowd. I've never heard so many phrases about a Cinn-A-Roll. They definitely stopped people in their tracks, and supplied a good amount of laughs all weekend. Here are just a few of my favorites our friends came up with...
..."It will change your life!"
..."What is your heart telling you?"
..."4 Quarters...You can't get anything for 4 quarters anymore..."
And my personal favorite...
..."RoRo says YOLO!"
I'm sharing this story because at the event, McDonald's was handing out free coupons for a small iced coffee. I am new to the iced coffee bandwagon and decided to use my coupon to give it a try. To say my life was changed would be a bit dramatic...but also true :) I had about 3 coupons and used them all within a few days. Then I kept finding myself crawling back for more.
So, I had pinned The Pioneer Woman's recipe for iced coffee a while back and finally got the guts to make a batch last night. I halved this recipe and it filled a pitcher about halfway. I think it should last about 1-2 weeks if I have a cup a day...but who's counting...
I followed her instructions and let the coffee steep in a large bowl overnight. Instead of using cheesecloth to strain the coffee (I started out using a coffee filter, and it was taking forever), I used our French Press to filter it. It was much faster and easier to use this method. So, if you have a French Press lying around, I recommend using that.
I filled the glass with Sonic ice, poured coffee to fill about 3/4 of it....then added a few Tbs. of low fat Half and Half. I added a little Splenda as well. The Pioneer Woman has lots of great suggestions on how to flavor it, but I wanted to keep mine around 80 calories if possible.
It's amazing, and I love that it's made for the week! Are any of you on the iced coffee kick?
Stay cool today friends, It's going to be a hot one!