We come armed with coffee and plenty of sustenance to carry us through a few solid hours of good-natured chatter and the ripping and sharing of recipes and home and garden ideas. By the end of our decluttering session, we are each left with our own tidy "pile with purpose" and a full recycling bin.
Depending on whose house we're at, the coffee could come from a french press, a coffee machine, or from a canister of instant. There was always a jar of Folgers instant coffee hanging out in my grandma's cupboard, right next to her sugar bowl.
During one of our family get-togethers at grandma's, my brother noticed my mom pouring hot water into her mug, over the scoop of instant coffee crystals...and then taking a sip without stirring. He questioned her about whether or not she was going to stir it, and she said "it's instant, you don't have to stir it!". She turned to grandma for confirmation (and received it).
instant coffee comes out. And we (the grown-up kids) all stir ours.
But I mentioned that along with our coffee, there has to be food. Since we're not sitting down to a meal, it's usually some sort of sweet treat that accompanies it. So today I wanted to share 5 "types" of food that, when set on the table alongside your coffee, will complement it perfectly.
1. Pastries, Doughnuts, and Sweet Buns:
- Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns
- Giant Cinnamon Rolls w/ Buttermilk Glaze
- Cherry Cream Cheese Danish
- Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnut
2. Coffee Cake
- Chocolate Chip Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake
- Yogurt Plum Coffee Cake
- Cream Cheese and Almond Coffee Cake
- Nut Roll Coffee Cake
3. Biscotti and Cookies
- Coffee Biscotti w/ Almonds & Goji Berries
- Pecan Sandies
- Chocolate Sesame Cookies
- Flourless Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
- Bacon Fat Spice Cookies
5. Muffins and Quick Breads
- Banana Streusel Muffins
- Mocha Oatmeal Muffins
- Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins
- Spiced Buttermilk Poached Pear Bread
- Banana Bread
What is your favorite type of food to complement your cup of coffee? Feel free to leave a link in the comment section below or check out these Folgers recipes for more inspiration!