Did you know there is a day to celebrate women? I just found out! It’s called International Women’s Day and it’s today! In light of this special day, I was able to celebrate with a delicious pairing from Starbucks. This pairing included the Starbucks Veranda Blond Roast and Atlanta Brownie Bites.
I decided to surprise my mom with this delicious pairing because she is the single most important woman in my life. If I told you that my mom was like my best friend that would probably be an understatement. I have been extremely close to my mom as long as I can possibly remember. I absolutely cherish our relationship.
I have always felt like I can share just about anything with my mom and she always is full of loads of advice or just an ear to listen to me ramble. Now, don’t get me wrong we have our spats but they last about a minute and then we move on.
As a kid, I went everywhere with my mom. That time in childhood when your parents are no longer ‘cool’, I was going to the movies and dinner with my mom on Friday nights. I love spending time with her.
This International Women’s Day was very meaningful to both of us as we celebrated because it would have also been my grandma’s 79th birthday. She past away at the age of 64 from complications from cancer. It’s always a hard day because we relive the moment of knowing that she was cured of cancer and it was gone, then suddenly she had a bad reaction to the last treatment of chemo and went into cardiac failure. I still remember that moment of gladness hearing that she was cured and then followed by the worst despair I have ever known.
I think it still measures up to one of the hardest things I have ever gone through and brought me face to face with loss.
What better way to cherish the moments you have with your mother than with a delicious pairing of coffee and brownies? My mom and I sat and enjoyed our coffee and enjoyed a wonderful conversation before starting our day. It’s those moments I’m going to cherish forever.
Now are you wondering how great was this pairing? For me, I had to use a gluten free brownie, but my mom enjoyed the Atlanta Bread Brownie Bites. These can both be picked up at Walmart, look for the Delicious Pairings display!
I was explaining to my mom that the brownie and coffee should complement each other with flavors like milk, chocolate, and nuts. At first, she looked at me like I was crazy…coffee has flavors that pair well with foods? Yes, they do!
She took a sip of her coffee and thought it was good, then she tried it with the brownie. She looked over at me and said “Wow, they do burst with flavor. I’m going to gain weight with my coffee now, this taste great!”
We could not believe how well this coffee paired with the brownies. My mom thought the brownie paired with the coffee made her coffee taste better because it brought out all the flavors of milk, chocolate, and nuts. Do flavors like that in the morning really get any better?
I love this flavor of Starbucks and do regularly buy Starbucks coffee. I typically am a drive thru Starbucks fan but it is much more affordable for me to purchase it at the store and brew at home. That also means I can have my coffee without getting out of my pajamas!
I think this should be a new ritual for my mom and I to enjoy coffee and treats in the mornings for as many mornings as we have together!
Are you ready to share a Delicious Pairing with a special woman in your life?
If so head over to your local Walmart and look for the Starbucks Delicious Pairings display. Also, be sure and follow along on Twitter at #DeliciousPairings!
Happy International Women’s Day!
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