Cuppa Good Cheer and the loss of days

I must apologize!!!  It really is Monday!!!!  I came home from work thinking it was Friday…you see it was the first day back to work and yet the last day for the holidays, I became confused and posted the following :

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Well I just realized that it is Friday,  and had posted a vegan cookie recipe for Meatless Monday, thinking it was Monday of course, and well it turns out it is Friday and I should have posted something a little less wholesome than a vegan cookie recipe…just lost track of the days this week. 😀

I will blame the Cuppa Good Cheer I had last night,


How could I resist?

What’s in a Cuppa Good Cheer you ask?

  • 1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Cherry
  • 0.5 oz. White Creme de Cacao
  • 4 oz. Hot Cocoa
  • 1 oz. Half ‘n Half
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherry

How do you mix it all together?

Combine all ingredients into a holiday mug and top with whipped cream, red sprinkles and a Maraschino Cherry.

Whether you anticipate a White Christmas or a California Endless Summer, we all snuggle up with loved ones and a cup of warm hot cocoa at least once during the holiday season.  Thick, frothy and decadent, a Cuppa Good Cheer featuring SKYY Infusions Cherry is a mature version of a holiday favorite and certain to keep spirits bright.

Vegan Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Bet you can’t eat just one! 😀

You can make these cookies chewy or crispy .  Personally I like chewy.

These cookies freeze really well and thaw in no time.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies



  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract or scant 1/8 tsp lemon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a mixer beat Earth balance and brown sugar until well combined. Add Ener-G mixed with water, lemon & vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Mix in oats and coconut until combined. In a separate bowl whisk flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder. Slowly add to mixer and beat until well combined. Drop by teaspoon fulls and bake 12-16 minutes. Cool on pan before removing.

I did it!

gift bags

It’s official!!

After 8 1/2 hours of driving and shopping.

The Christmas shopping is finally done!!!  Yay Me 😀

I have a little tiny bit left to do, but will finish that up after work tomorrow.

Then there is the wrapping.   Ahhh gift bags!!!!!

So until tomorrow…….

Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly

Last minute

My name is Angie, and I am a last minute Christmas shopper.

There.  I’ve said it.

Now you all know.

I don’t like shopping

and have put it off a little too long this year

I will be joining the hoards of last minute Christmas shoppers today.

I only have today to get it all done!!

Wish me luck.

See you on Sunday.


Navy Moose Milk

My new friend Shelley served for the Canadian Forces and shared the “secret” of Navy Moose Milk with me.  My ex- father in law was also in the Canadian Forces and my ex hubby is an army man.  Wonder why they never shared this secret before hmmm???

She told me that when moose milk was made on ship, it was made in one of those giant, metal, industrial blenders. They needed to make enough for 200!

Navy Moose milk is a tradition of the Canadian Navy. It was basically the last minute findings found in the cooks galley to mix with the leftover alcohol. Mixed in a big batch in the big mixing bowl. Though other branches of the military service (army, air force, RCMP) claims to have the original or best, don’t be fooled! Navy comes out on top!

moose milk

Navy Moose Milk

1.14 litre dark rum
1.14 litre Kahlua
1.14 litre vodka
4 litres of vanilla soft scoop ice cream
4 litres of partly skimmed milk

Mix gently until frothy with still a few ice cream lumps. Liberally sprinkle nutmeg over top. Enjoy and give vehicle keys to a party staying sober.

Army Moose Milk:
40oz Lambs Dark Rum
40oz Kahlua
40oz Vodka
4L Vanilla Ice Cream (the good creamy expensive kind)
4L eggnog

Mix all together, breaking up the ice cream a bit. Sprinkle nutmeg on top if you so desire. Stir occasionally as the ice cream starts to melt. Enjoy!
1.14 lt of Dark Rum
1.14 lt of Kahlua
1.14 lt of Vodka
4 lt of vanilla soft scoop ice cream
4 lt of partly skimmed milk

Mix gently until frothy, leaving a few ice cream chunks.
Liberally sprinkle with Nutmeg on top.

Canadian Air Force:
Messes traditionally serve “Moose Milk” at their New Year’s Levees. This alcoholic concoction contains no moose milk whatsoever. The recipes vary, but tend to include eggs, sugar, maple syrup, cream, or ice cream, and some combination of rye whiskey and rum.
The Official (well…sort of) Recipe for RCAF Moose Milk

Anyways, here’s another Canadian recipe for Moose Milk – metric of course:
*    1 l rum
*    1 l Kahlua
*    1 l vodka
*    3 l vanilla ice cream (softened)
*    3 l 2% milk (just to be diet conscious)
*    chocolate pieces (break up a dark chocolate candy bar or two- this is the added secret moose poop garnish)
*    nutmeg
Stir together, leave in some lumps. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
You may need to play with the proportions to suit your palate. It does make a lot, but that usually doesn’t seem to be a problem, somehow it gets used up. Can leave you with a bit of a hangover, probably all that milk. Or maybe it’s heading out for spicy food after – been there, done that.

note: courtesy of Cape Breton News

MOOSE MILK Warning – Within anything from a few minutes to an hour after imbibing on Moose Milk you will begin to feel the benefits. Initially a mild feeling of euphoria will overtake you as your metabolism increases its efficiency. Within a very short period thereafter, you will note various other benefits including a massive increase in confidence, pride, intelligence and magnetism to the opposite sex. There are only two possible negative side effects and they can be avoided by following these warnings:
1. If you feel the urge to paw the ground and run head long into a member of the opposite sex? Resist.
2. Despite the strong cravings you will undoubtedly feel for more moose milk, under no circumstances should you attempt to milk a moose on your own; this job is strictly for the professionals.

Happy Friday!!!!

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich- a.k.a “The Elvis”, Vegetarian Style



Cooking spray
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 banana


Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray.  Spread peanut butter onto oneside of each slice of bread.  Place banana slices onto the peanut buttered side of one slice, top with the other slice and press together firmly.  Fry the sandwich until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side.


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