It's December 1st. Advent officially begins tomorrow. So if I rush, I can juuuuuuust squeeze in a quick post about Autumn and pumpkin-related things before it's too late.
There is much to love about Autumn, including cooler weather here in Vegas, the many colors of the trees, and my favorite: Pumpkin EVERYTHING. Every year I indulge in pumpkin bread (probably my favorite food) and pumpkin cookies. This year, in the spirit of this truly enjoyable season, I set out to try some pumpkin coffee drinks, and along the way experienced a few other treats as well.
First stop: Einstein Bros. Bagels:
On another day, not too long after the visit to Einstein's (because I was on to something here), I zipped through the Dunkin Donuts Drive-thru for this beaut:
Not too long ago, I lost a friend named Saxby's, who made many many marvelous chocolate chip frolattes just for me. Saxby's either died or was kidnapped. Or was just plain pummeled to death by Starbucks, I don't know. In her place arrived Galaxy Cafe. Galaxy's pumpkin coffee was not too shabby, but their packaging needs some work:
My happy Fall journey soon led me to the LaGrone residence. Their house is a "happy place" for me. Not only do I love the LaGrones, but Mr. LaGrone is a real live CHEF. I like to stay as close as possible to people who make food gloriously. Today's menu item was homemade pumpkin flavoring.
Here my dear friend, full of Autumn love, scoops out the flavoring:
Folks, we move here to soap. Yes, soap. No other coffee should follow the homemade version, so we'll just cut to soap for a moment:
I wrapped up the "pumpkin months" at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: