Hi everyone! K’s grandparents are visiting from Northern California and their backyard persimmon tree was brimming with fruit. Guess who got lucky…
I love persimmons! It might be the texture, the taste, or the nostalgia of my mom cutting and serving it to us when we were younger. I love getting people’s backyard harvests as gifts. 😁
A nearby town was having a parade mostly attended by local businesses and kids organizations. We happened to run into it as we tried to get brunch. A few representatives from the Noosa yogurt company had wagons filled with these Noosa mates in chocolate and cranberry add-in flavors… we both chose the cranberry granola 😋 I just ate the yogurt though. K said the mix in was good! It was a perfect, creamy 10am snack to hold us over until lunch time instead of brunching.
I was curious why Noosa spells it “yoghurt.” I guess I didn’t research enough because I couldn’t find it using the Swagbucks search engine (I did find 7 Swagbucks, though!), but I did learn Noosa was founded in Australia. Sure is a cheeky little company!
Instead of plastic spoons, the Noosa reps were handing out these cute little foldable paper spoons. Eco-friendly!
We ended up leaving after enjoying our “yoghurts” to beat the parade crowd. The next day, we tried brunch again. There’s always a line at Snooze, An AM Eatery so we left about an hour before we actually thought we’d get hungry. This place doesn’t do reservations but it’s always super busy! They’ll send a text to your phone once there’s a spot available. Forty minutes later….
3 Egg Omelet or Scramble
Our farm fresh eggs with a choice of three fillings served with hash browns and choice of toast or tortillas.
I chose the 3 egg scramble with shrimp, beef barbacoa, and pulled pork with a crispy hash brown round and substituted my toast for a pineapple upside pancake for an extra $4. The hash brown was divine (and I don’t use that word casually) and the meat of the scramble added a hearty juiciness.
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
Buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, housemade vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter.
K loved this pancake! They also had a pancake of the day named after Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf — cinnamon sugar and candies galore!
Chili Verde Benedict
Green Chili sauced tortillas and melted cheese with your choice of slow cooked pulled pork or barbacoa style beef, topped with poached cage free eggs, green chili hollandaise, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese.
Along with his Brewmosa (freshly squeezed orange juice + craft Belgian style wheat beer), K enjoyed his Benny. Look at that beautiful mound of food!
There was a grocery store on the way back so we took a little walk around it. I love watching the frenzy of Thanksgiving shoppers – doesn’t that sound a little crazy?
Sent a picture of this to my mum…
At the supermarket, we passed by a coin counting machine that was charging 11.9% commission. So if you had $100 worth of coins, the machine collects $11.90 of it as its fee… that’s like one dish at brunch! Since I’m supposed to take it easy (activity-wise) because of my irritated incisions, I asked K if he had any coins to sort out… and boy, did he ever.
That’s not even all of it. I got thru a few episodes of Fuller House and Sex in the City while simply just separating the denominations and rolling $8 worth of pennies. This’ll be a long project 😝
Would you pay a third-party machine to count your coins for a 11.9% commission? Favorite relatively healthy thing to order at brunch? Tried a persimmon?
Disclaimer: No products sponsored this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.