Let’s do lunch

Today I enrolled a few family members to join me in a Starbucks lunch at the Mercer Island store before a meeting.

S&S MI lunchS&S drinking Starbucks

I had been talking about just how wonderful I thought the Turkey Rustico Panini was for the last week so that was on the menu as well as a Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Panini, bananas, latte’s, San Pellegrini and a nice Goat cheese and Garden veggies Bistro box!  What a lovely lunch we all had and everybody was in agreement on the Panini’s… wonderful!

This evening I tried to go back to something that I adore doing during the colder winter months… baking!  I have been hesitant to bake because I often like to “try” the goodies I make but knew with this challenge that I had to just get the temptation over with and do it!  And with today’s ultra-rainy weather I really got my mind fixed on using those browning banana’s in my pantry to make a few muffins for the kids.

S&S Banana muffins

I tried my hardest not to eat any of the baked items and instead took a couple of bites of my Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream that I bought at QFC yesterday.  I will admit to you all right now that I did indeed lick the batter-covered spoon, initially it happened out of bad habit… but it happened.  I guess you can say that this was my first “Oops” moment of this year of eating/drinking only Starbucks.  All I know is that I’m gonna have to be REALLY CAREFUL when I make cookie batter in the future… but maybe if Starbucks decides to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream then I might not be so tempted to lick those spoons?!

8 comments on “Let’s do lunch

  1. A whole year is a longggg time. I wish you luck, I sure know I couldn’t do what you are doing. First it is expensive and second I have a strict diet. Glad you are keeping up the challenge though..if you make it a whole year the company should give you free stuff for LIFE. :-)

    • This made me laugh. No, usually if I do lick a spoon with batter on it I put it in the sink because at that point I’m done using the stirring utensil. 😊

      But this baking was for my kids anyways.

      Nice name… Perfect for this comment.

    • Yeah, maybe Starbucks will want to hire me? I have a project management background.

      But afterwards, I don’t want to appear like I’m on their “books” while doing this challenge. Defeats the purpose.

      My friends that are partners have offered but I’m doing it all myself. (Thanks for the offer though friends!)

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