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Morning Coffee (2/6) Threat Level Midnight, Cooking Survey, Birthday Freebies, Baby Yoda Gelato, Barbecued Strawberry Chicken + More!

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It’s Thursday!!  This morning, we have lots of humor, a little cuteness, and a lot of YUMMY! We love having you here every morning! Enjoy your Thursday!

NEW HERE?  Grab a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back, and chill out for a bit with us this morning!  We’re so happy you joined us for our morning coffee!  We’ll meet you every weekday morning, right here on the blog to share a cup of joe with you, talk about what’s on our minds, sneak in some awesome deals we spot, talk about our meal plans for the day, and anything else that comes up!  Feel free to chat it up in the comment section, and tell us how you’re feeling, what’s going on with your life, current events, things you’re excited about or bummed out about, and anything else you want to chit-chat about.

Fill up your cup, prop up your feet, and let’s CHAT!


I (Jeni) am a HUGE The Office fan.  Huge.  I’ve rewatched the series so many times, I can’t count. I even have my boyfriend, who has literally never watched a full episode, quoting it and responding to my The Office references in kind, because he overhears it! I can’t get enough, and watch it (or play it in the background while I work) over and over and over, as much as I play The Golden Girls!

ANYWAY, for my fellow The Office fans – did you know that the ENTIRE Threat Level Midnight movie is on YouTube?  There are tons of scenes that were cut from the episode when they watch it – and it’s absolutely as hilarious as you would hope it would be! Check it out, and reignite your fandom! 🙂   Go HERE to save it for later.

By the way, don’t forget about the fun The Office podcast!

What shows do you rewatch (or replay) over and over?

I (Sarah) don’t consider myself a gourmet cook by any means. But I know a few recipes and I can make almost
anything as long as I have a clear recipe. That’s why I was surprised to see this article about Americans cooking skills and the utensils/appliances that they are uncomfortable with. 33% think the spatula is intimidating, who would have thought? 

Top Meals Survey Participants Can Make Without a Recipe

Eggs over easy: 49 percent
Scrambled eggs: 46 percent
Hard-boiled eggs: 44 percent
Poached eggs: 44 percent
French toast: 41 percent
Soup: 36 percent
Grilled cheese: 36 percent
Pasta: 36 percent
Rice: 36 percent
Salad: 36 percent

Most Intimidating Kitchen Tools

Spatula: 33 percent
Measuring cups: 30 percent
Whisk: 30 percent
Food processor: 26 percent
Measuring spoons: 25 percent
Air fryer: 22 percent
Deep fryer: 21 percent
Pressure cooker: 17 percent
Immersion blender: 16 percent
Pasta maker: 16 percent

Wow.  Read the entire article HERE.

Are you pretty comfortable in the kitchen?


This Q&A 5-Year Journal isn’t like your regular journals.  You answer one question every day.  That’s it!  Then, each year, for the next five years, you start over and answer that question on that day again.  It’s a neat way to see how you were feeling and what your goals were every year at the same time! Plus, it’s just $10.99!

Whhhaaaaa?  This kitchen drawer organizer is so simple, but SO CLEVER! What a great space saver.  And it’s only $9.99 – what an awesome deal!


Who doesn’t love a good freebie on their birthday!?  Check out this HUGE list of birthday food freebies you can grab this year.  We love these!!

What do you do on your birthday?

This chair is MADE FOR ME (Jeni)!!!  I sit cross-legged all day.  It’s just natural and comfortable for me. Never in my dreams would I have thought there’d be a chair made for people that like to sit cross-legged!  I hate how my thighs always get bruised on my regular office chair… this is genius!

What “that’s made for ME” products have you seen lately?

If you’re in LA – you’re pretty lucky right now!  There’s a gelato shop, called Eisswlt Gelato, that sells original animal-shaped gelato.  Naturally, it just came out with a Baby Yoda gelato!  You can get it in any of their green flavors (avocado, green tea, pistachio, or matcha). CUTE!

Gelato, ice cream, fro yo, or sherbet? Which is your go-to?

Speaking of essential oils… how fun is this!?  It’s a home fragrance oil called Gramma’s Kitchen.  It smells like “warm apple pie with extra ice cream & snickerdoodles fresh from the oven.”  I (Jeni) absolutely love it because that’s exactly how my Gramma’s kitchen smelled… unless she was making her famous enchiladas 

What did your Gramma’s kitchen smell like?

….annnnnd go!  What are your three? Mine (Jeni) are coffee (duh), cheese, and Netflix!

Leave your answer in the comments!screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-8-07-32-am

Barbecued Strawberry Chicken?!  Yes, please! It’s all done in your oven, too – so yo udon’t have to go outside to barbecue in the winter!  It only requires  9 ingredients, including honey and strawberries, and only takes about 35 minutes from start to finish!

What’s your favorite barbecue dish?


Don’t forget to join us every Wednesday evening at 4pm EST for Happy Hour!



  1. Pam Wattenbarger Reply

    I so need that organizer for my kitchen! I’d love to have my forks, spoons, staying in one place instead of being scattered around the drawer. And I had no idea the air fryer was so intimidating. I use mine all the time.

  2. I did know about The Office movie. My son loves the show and told me. I also like listening to the office ladies podcast.

    And my three would be cats, books, chocolate. But I might switch out to bread depending on my mood. Or cheese.

  3. I’ve never had strawberry BBQ chicken before. I would love to make it for my family though.

    My three would be makeup, chocolate, and bread.

  4. I am a big office fan but we watch a lot of shows over and over including All in the Family. I would love one of those Yoda cones right now.

  5. OK I totally want to smell that Grandma’s Kitchen – my Gran’s always smelt amazing she was just such a good cook. That BBQ Strawberry Chicken sounds incredible as well what a mix of flavours.

  6. Thank you for the link of free food for your birthday. I can’t wait to use this when my birthday comes up again. =)

  7. This is such an awesome post! I love the Q&A journal, I think I am going to buy that once we clear up the budget again after paying our $1500 rent bill. Yikes!

  8. Hahaha! I love these pet memes!! Hilarious! Would love to grab that drawer organizer!

  9. Katrina kroeplin Reply

    The drawer organizer looks amazing. I need to check that sucker out for my house.

  10. That survey intrigued me. It’s rather strange, though, for the top two foods you can make use the spatula! Loving the office, but not as much as you!

  11. Mary Gardner Reply

    I am pretty comfortable in the kitchen and realize that everyone is not but I was still surprised at the things people thought were intimidating because most on that list are fairly simple to use. Also, I love that kitchen drawer organizer!

  12. OMG! I’m in the LA area! I MUST find these baby yoda gelato creations! How adorable is that, and I bet super yummy too!! 🙂

  13. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    Barbecued Strawberry Chicken?!!!! Thanks for sharing that. I pinned it!

  14. I like the kitchen drawer organizer, I’m not afraid of spatulas. The 3 I’d keep are books, cheese and sweat pants.

  15. I would love to strawberry barbecue chicken. looks delicious I love your posts. I like the list which shows we can do cooking dish without any recipe.

  16. I am just shocked that that many people find a spatula intimidating! So confused, haha!

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