Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happiness is...a mug of hot Postum.

I have been extremely under the weather lately.  Turns out I have a lovely little viral infection of sorts that will take weeks to fully recover from...hooray!  And the only thing I can do about it is to get lots of rest and drink plenty of liquids.

Well, last night I did just that.  I came home from work and put my pajamas on about 7:30 pm, heated up a mug of hot Postum and settled in to watch a few episodes of Castle.

I grew up drinking Postum, a delicious caffeine-free grain derived beverage. It was the perfect substitute for sugary hot chocolate, particularly when one was sick. But the dang ol' Kraft company went and discontinued it a few years ago.  That's right.  I've been hoarding one last jar in my cupboard for years, plural. I have about 1/3 of it left and I ration it out to myself only under the most carefully scrutinized conditions. Last night it was just what the doctor ordered.

I think it helped that I drank it out of a monster mug. :)

I cry when I think about scraping out the last of the rich, dark crystals and drinking the final mug full.  (And no, Pero is not a worthy substitute.) But until that dreaded day I will savor the restorative and reminiscent properties contained in each and every mug!


  1. Oh Amy, you make me smile! I'm so sorry you've been sick. Give yourself time to heal and remember you are loved!

  2. I love and miss postum so very much.