I was recently asked by Folgers to create a post about my routine when I wake up and wanted to share with you how coffee and music work into my mornings. My morning time is very sacred to me. I need the extra half an hour/hour for “me” time. It may sound silly because I just woke up and have the whole day to myself, but that “me” time sets the mood for the rest of the day.
Let’s be honest here. I hardly ever get out of bed the moment my alarm goes off. I’m more of a “snooze it for as long as you can” kinda gal. I cherish my time in bed to catch up on my laptop, read new emails, browse eBay, and look for work related news. As long as I have my morning jam going, I’m set to go. As for my morning drink, I like my coffee piping hot with extra cream and lots of sugar. I didn’t always drink coffee. I started when I became a flight attendant. I guess you could say that my magical discovery happened aboard an airplane. How many people can say that? Now, I savor every sip and look forward to the jolt almost every morning. Combine a good playlist with a tall cup of joe and I’m a happy camper. These waffles are an optional part of my morning routine. If I have time, I’ll whip up a batch for my DB and me to enjoy with our coffees. After all, a full stomach is a happy one.
I remember when I was little, I always had the Folgers theme song stuck in my head. I didn’t even know what coffee really was because my parents rarely drank it. I just knew that the tune was catchy and I sang it all the time. Oh, and that coffee was a very very dark liquid. You know what I’m talking about… “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!”
Folgers has always supported musical creativity. I remember hearing their jingle sung by many various artists and at different tempos. That makes it even more catchy to me! Now that I’ve YouTubed old Folgers commercials, I have the tune stuck in my head for the night. Gosh, they’re good at what they do. Folgers is actually hosting a jingle contest as we speak! Here are the official rules.
Be sure to Vote for the best Top 10 Finalist in Folgers’ Jingle Contest! Meet the Top 10! Take a look at Folgers® Jingle Contest Finalists, and listen to the tracks that earned them a spot in The Top 10. Cast your vote once every day through June 19th. You could win exciting prizes, like free Folgers Coffee, iTunes® gift cards, signed CDs from Gavin DeGraw, and even a $10,000 Grand Prize just for voting! Before you vote, follow the Road to the Jingle on Facebook to see how they traveled the U.S. to track down the Top 10 contestants! Remember, you can vote once a day through June 19th! Vote Now. Once again, here are the official rules.
As for these waffles, they’re definitely fluffy and reminiscent of those hotel waffles that you get in a continental breakfast. You know, the ones that get served piping hot to you right off of the waffle iron. The texture is spot on. This recipe comes from Yammie’s Noshery.