I love projects that just *work* for us, and a project with a Veteran's Day spin on it is definitely one that is for our family. Could we possibly find some soldiers or veterans to thank with Starbucks holiday blend coffee and Sam's Club Artisan Fresh pastries? I don't know, living on an Army base and all, it's hard to find hungry soldiers who might want something yummy to eat.
Getting set to brew our coffee, I love the way it makes the house smell!
We started off with a trip to Sam's Club where we perused the bakery section to check out what kinds of Artisan Fresh items they had. We decided on Cinnamon Crunch muffins and Snickerdoodle cookies, which were recommended as Delicious Pairings with the Starbucks Limited Edition Holiday Blend. Despite my best efforts, I walked past the coffee aisle a couple of times until one of the employees took pity on me and found me the coffee.
The husband helping me set up a tray to take into work
We brought it home, and the Army husband offered to help by being a volunteer soldier to sample the goodies. As you can well imagine, it involved a lot of arm-twisting on my part. ;o) We brewed the coffee at home (as we typically do, though I'm a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha or Pumpkin Spice Latte fan during the right season in-store). The coffee was recommended to pair with ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, or cloves, and we really enjoyed it with the Cinnamon Crunch muffins.
Off to work!
After sampling it at home, I brewed another full pot of coffee and filled one of our travel thermoses for the husband to take to work (amazingly, his work is filled with hungry soldiers). I put together a quick tray of muffins and cookies and sent him off to work to feed the masses.
Coffee, muffins and cookies in the arms' room (as texted by the husband)
The background amuses me greatly.
While at work, he texted me a few pictures (so please, excuse the quality), but needless to say, he came home with an empty tray. A few of the guys were working with him in the arms room, so they were snacking as they worked, then as everyone else filtered through for various reasons, they grabbed some treats too. Definitely a much appreciated #DeliciousPairings!
Some of the husband's colleagues enjoying the snacks, also texted to me
(I did feel it necessary to blur out the faces, for privacy reasons.)
And when you're out shopping after Thanksgiving, Sam’s Club will open at 7am on Black Friday and will greet members with free Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and Artisan Fresh pastries (while supplies last). It's definitely on my list.
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