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!