Happy Thanksgiving, and a Bailey’s Pumpkin Pie Coffee

I hope I get to spend at least part of Thanksgiving weekend quietly sipping one of these and reading a favorite book; but it’s okay if I don’t, because this year my focus will be on having an “attitude of gratitude” – no matter what.
If I can’t because my kids want me to play a game with them, I will be thankful that my kids love me and want to be with me.
If I can’t because my husband wants to cuddle up and watch a movie, I will be grateful that I am blessed with a healthy him and a happy us.
If I can’t because I need to fold laundry, I will be grateful that we have more than enough clothes to wear.
If I can’t because I have to cook dinner, I will be grateful that we have plenty of food to eat.
If I can’t because the house is full of the noise and chaos of four children, I will be grateful that they are all healthy and enjoy being together.
If I can’t because someone needs me to help them, I will be grateful that others know they can count on me.
If I can’t because I am busy putting up Christmas decorations, I will be grateful that my favorite holiday is just around the corner, and my whole family loves it just as much as I do.
If I can’t for any reason, I will find a way to be grateful for whatever is stopping me.

But I really hope I can sip one. . . per day. It’s dreamy – even without the Bailey’s if you must. Maybe that’s what we’ll do the morning after Thanksgiving. Wake up late, fix a nice breakfast, and snuggle in with everyone to sip hot cocoas or coffees and watch our first Christmas movie of the year.

I am grateful for new holiday traditions.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving. I hope your blessings are countless and your heart is warm with gratitude this holiday!

Recipe:

Bailey’s Pumpkin Pie Coffee

2 ounces Bailey’s Original Irish Cream
4 ounces Espresso or Strongly brewed Coffee
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Cinnamon Stick
Whipped Cream

Combine Bailey’s Original Irish Cream and Pumpkin Pie Spice in a mug. Pour in coffee and stir. Top with a dollop of whipped cream (optional – (not really!)), a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, and a cinnamon stick.

Source: Baileys Irish Cream via Drink of the Week

To make without the Bailey’s:

4 oz of coffee
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 oz half and half
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Cinnamon stick
Whipped cream

Combine coffee, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and half and half. Add a cinnamon stick, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.