Day 22 of my 30 day blog series journaling my experiment with a Capsule Kitchen. The plan? Use 33 ingredients to create all our meals for three months. If you just joined me you can either start at Day 1 or view all Capsule Kitchen posts.
The “rules” of the Capsule Kitchen experiment state that my list needs to include beverages.
Other than water- we drink:
Coffee was the first beverage I listed. Mike wouldn’t start his day any other way. We aren’t hardcore to the point of grinding our own beans or using a French Press, but we do like coffee with more flavor than Folgers or Maxwell House.
When we lived in our sticks-n-bricks house, we bought directly from Magnum Coffee Roastery. Buying direct allowed us to save money but still get quality goods.
Now that we travel fulltime it’s just easier to buy coffee from a local grocery store. It’s more expensive, but it beats trying to ship to a moving target.
During our first year of RV travel, we discovered Market Spice Cinnamon-Orange Black Tea in Seattle. This became our favorite tea. We ordered 3 and 6 packs to keep a steady supply on hand.
Soon, the cost of the tea and our traveling life-style made buying the tea difficult. We began looking for a subsitute. We couldn’t find one.
We wanted to cut caffeine in the afternoon so switched to decaf/herbal teas. We tried many teas, looking for one that might even have half the flavor of Market Spice. We gave up and stuck with peppermint.
Then, this past winter, our bus-living friend Angie introduced us to Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. Bengal Spice is a tasty herbal tea that we can find at most Walmarts. Afternoon tea time is saved.
My original list of 33 includes orange juice. This is the breakfast juice of choice for three out of four of us. Miranda doesn’t care for the acidity of OJ. She is the reason I added apple juice to my Capsule Kitchen list, bumping me over 33 items.
I like a glass of wine every now and then. We don’t have room for wine in our RV fridge so have learned to drink it at room temperature. Our current go-to for wine is a box of Franzia Sangria that we also buy at Walmart.
What’s In Your Cup?
What beverages do you keep on hand for your family?