Is there an activity that most people don’t find relaxing, but you do? I know some people say that cleaning the house or doing laundry relaxes them, but that’s not quite my cup of tea. Sorting the mail, however? That’s my jam. We have a little end table positioned just next to our front door. The mail collects there all week (sometimes 2 or 3 weeks, even).
When it becomes a veritable mountain of catalogs, bills and periodicals (about 4 times the size of the stack you see above), that’s when I grab a beverage, snuggle into the couch, and sort it. It takes a full evening or two, because I look at every single piece of mail we get. I flip through all the catalogs. I don’t know why I do that, because I generally don’t buy a single thing from any of them. But the very act of sorting the mail and flipping through the catalogs is incredibly relaxing to me.
Lately, my beverage companion of choice for this task has been International Delight Chai Tea Latte. This ready-to-drink beverage is available in both Vanilla and Caramel, and is amazing served both hot and cold. The soothing chai flavor really brings that coffee house feel home, and makes my tedious mail-sorting task even more relaxing.
Since the International Delight Caramel Chai Tea Latte is so good simply poured into a mug, I knew it could also be the perfect addition to a sweet recipe. I hadn’t made rice pudding since culinary school, but I’m so glad I did last week. Would you believe me if I told you this instantly became one of my favorite blog recipes of all time? There’s not many recipes that I cannot stop eating after I photograph them – I’m pretty cognizant of not spoiling my dinner.
But this rice pudding? Could. not. stop. eating. The spiced flavor of the creamy chai melded into the rice for a perfectly luxurious dessert. I topped it with sweet blueberries and mango for a bit of freshness. I’m convinced that my new favorite relaxing activity might be making rice pudding!
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