What’s that old saying, necessity is the mother of invention? Welp, it’s true. This week was one of those weeks I didn’t have the whatever it takes to deal with grocery shopping. So, I was scrounging around the cupboards trying to whip up dinner from whatever was on hand.
On Wednesday we ran out of sparkling water. That was a real loss as we drink that stuff with dinner most of the time during the week. What to do? Well early in the day whilst making lunch I decided to have some nice hot peppermint tea. But, it occurred to me that maybe iced peppermint tea was the answer to my sparking water dilemma. Which was drinking plain old tap water or having something hot to drink with dinner.
So, I made the tea, then added sugar, let it cool and then put it in the freezer. And, 30 minutes later, voilà! Iced peppermint tea. And it was so amazingly refreshing. The problem of what to drink with dinner was solved.
What’s interesting though is that I’ve never been a fan of iced tea. Or as they call it in the Southern United States, sweet tea. I’m not sure why they call it sweet tea. I mean do people drink cold tea with no sugar?
Anywhoo, I’ve never been a fan of iced tea. I mean I could drink it but it would never be my first choice. It’s always had a slightly bitter aftertaste which I didn’t particularly like.
So imagine my surprise when my peppermint iced tea experiment turned out so well! But, alas, today is Friday and I can no longer put off grocery shopping. So, even though the Girlfriend and I enjoyed a couple of dinners with peppermint iced tea, it’s time to get back to the sparkling water.
Do you like iced tea?
Have you had peppermint iced tea?
What do you normally drink with dinner?