Monday, December 19, 2016

T Is For a Shopping Break

Happy T Day everyone. We're into the holiday countdown, so I thought I would show you a photo I snapped a couple of weeks ago when the hubby and I were out running  errands. We stopped at Panera for a warm cup of coco (since it was cold outside)and a little recharge snack. For those of you not familiar with Panera, it is a sandwich, soup, salad and bakery chain here in the US.
The cookie was good as was the coco, but I think I am a little spoiled having had the homemade coco at the little hole in the wall restaurant near my house. They're coco is homemade and is better than Panera's.
I am linking up to Try It on Tuesday over at Elizabeth's blog. Stop by and link up your latest drink and food.
Its  still cold here, but they say warming up as the week goes on. So it will most likely feel like spring on Christmas. 
And I'm in countdown until vacation mode. I am writing this Monday night and there's only 2 1/2 more days until school is off for a bit. Big smile!
Happy T day!


Linda Kunsman said...

Familiar with Panera and do like to lunch there on occasion.Hubby loves the bear claws:)He'd love this cookie too! I've gotten spoiled with the hot chocolate treat and so I do make my own. Enjoy your upcoming vacation from work, and have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! Happy T day too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Cocoa and cookies look great, and just right for a snack in cold weather. I can imagine how you are looking forward to your Christmas break. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This cookie looks very inviting! And hot chocolate is always good for soul and body even though there are different labels of quality!
Hope your last schooldays will fly by Erika!
Hope you have a good and happy T-Day!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Looks like a yummy cookie and very festive

Happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

johanna said...

a coco surely sounds good These cold days.
wishing you happy Holidays, erika!

Meggymay said...

That looks like a wonderful cookie and the drink sound delicious. You seem to have loads more choice of places to eat out than we do in the NE of the UK.
Your beak from work will be here before you know it.
Happy T day
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh WOW. 2 1/2 days and counting. I've never had either a drink or a cookie at Panera, but their sandwiches are divine, as is the bread they put it on. Like you, I am spoiled to my own hot chocolate, and once you get spoiled, the other often doesn't seem to compare. But at least you and hubby got out and that's a good thing, for both of you.

On the news last night, it showed it was the first time since Feb, 2011 that we've had two sub zero days in a row. The one good thing is, the ground wasn't already frozen solid like it was in Feb, 2011.

Thanks for sharing your cocoa and cookie with us for T this Tuesday. It warmed your hands at least!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

forgot to mention, that even though it's supposed to get warmer this week, by either Friday or Saturday, we will be in the deep freeze again, at least according to our weatherman. Not being chauvinistic, but the station I watch has two male and three female weather people. When I watch (usually 5 pm) it's a weatherMAN.

Let's Art Journal said...

We love Panera Bread and always visit when we are in America - yum! What could be better than hot coco and a cookie while you are running errands on a cold winter's day, perfect! Yay, only 2.5 days left to work ... wow, I don't know where this year has gone ... lol :-). Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-) x

Lisca Meijer said...

Everybody seems to know Panera, but I am glad you explained because I had not heard of it. The giant cookie looks yummy. The coacoa looks like a takeaway jobby. It tastes much nicer in a proper mug doesn't it.
You are looking forward to your days off. And I wish you a really lovely Christmas quietly together with your recovering husband.
Happy T-Day,

Jeanie said...

There's nothing like a small, home-owned shop for good cocoa, compared to pretty much any place. I agree about Panera's cocoa -- but that said, when you're shopping and it's cold, any port in a storm!

Sandy said...

I have never been to a Panera restaurant - I love to read too and right now I am reading a fabulous book about Catherine the Great.
Merry Christmas Erika!
Sandy xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Enjoy your vacation, Erika! I was a teascher and remember how everyone looked forward and counted down the day - teachers and students alike.

Happy T Day. Eileen

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Yum! Even though I feel a sugar rush coming on! I was naughty today and had a gingerbread latte and my sugar levels shot up - had to come home and drink water!!! Now I have had my medication it is down again!! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Chrisx

Carol said...

Well the cookie looks great!!! That's the problem with having something done well ...nothing else can hold up to it. Enjoy your time off from school. Happy T day and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

jinxxxygirl said...

Well homemade cocoa or not that cookie looks delicious!!! Yum! We have been cold here too .... very artic weather ... 7 F... I'm looking forward to a little warm up this week... I'll be making some crackle top cookies soon... using rice flour... never tried that before but a family member is gluten sensitive so i'm giving it a go... Hugs! deb

Dianne said...

yes, there is a Panera near my house, and their breads always look wonderful! That big cookie looks very tempting! ;) happy T day and Happy Holidays!

Divers and Sundry said...

I haven't been to Panera in years, but that cookie looks worth stopping in for. Sweet :)

Karla B said...

Merry Christmas my friend!Thanks for being part of my life this year.
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