Thursday, October 31, 2013

Grove Square Sip and Savor Party

With the holiday season rolling in, weekends are filling up already. Wedding season is giving way to family get-togethers, so I wanted to get in a nice, lazy, Saturday morning brunch in before the madness of turkey, menorahs, and mall Santas hit.

For me, brunches are best when everything is ready to go. The last thing I want to do is be in the kitchen, flipping pancakes, while everyone else is sipping coffee and socializing.

And that's saying something, because I really love pancakes.

I was lucky enough to win a Grove Square Sip and Savor party from . We received over 48 Keurig cups of various cocoas, coffees, and cappucinos. All I had to do was supply the Keurig and other treats and boom! Instant brunch.

I did bake up a storm... Pumpkin muffins, challah bread filled with apple cranberry butter, fruit, mini frittatas, and yogurt. Lazy, perfect, and caffeinated.

Sometimes, there's nothing better when it's getting chilly than just sitting, enjoying the Saturday sunlight, and curling up with a hot beverage. The peppermint cocoa was definitely the biggest hit!

We even had a little visitor!

Cheers to great coffee, friendship, and simple Saturdays!


  1. Hi Allie! Gosh I don't know if I'm just completely thick but I couldn't find a contact email for you anywhere :( So I'm just going to leave you an awkward comment to say...I am your third cookie sender for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! But I am a bad bad person and missed the deadline--I just barely got the cookies in the mail today. The estimated arrival date is Thursday. So, REALLY sorry about that!!! But hopefully the cookies will eventually arrive intact and I hope you enjoy them. Just wanted to let you know so you didn't think your third sender was a total delinquent! They're coming! :)

  2. Well I am just a total spaz. I thought our blog posts had to go live today...but no, it's next week. And you should definitely get the cookies before then! can disregard that spastic message ^ *smh