img_3038As soon as Labor Day arrived I started seeing a flurry of social posts shouting that summer was over and that fall was here! As someone who embraces the warm weather and the longer days of I wasn’t quite ready to trade in my shorts and flip flops for sweaters and boots. In fact, I quickly got out my calendar and determined that I still had 16 days of summer and I wasn’t going to let anyone take those days from me.

This morning I walked into the Nugget Market and something new and fresh caught my eye – the fall menu titled “Fall in Love”. The menu was adorned with sweet fall treats from apple cider to maple lattes to harvest hot chocolate. Suddenly, fall didn’t seem so bad.

Having been on a coffee break since the end of May, seeing hot apple cider on the menu was a welcomed sight. I have missed having a warm beverage to sip on throughout the morning as I catch up on emails and peruse my tasks for the day. While I most likely won’t be starting every morning with hot apple cider it might just be the perfect sweet treat for Friday mornings this fall.


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