Saturday morning, CK took us on a brisk walk through Portage Park. It was nice to breathe in the crisp autumn air...and to get a simple breakfast at Portage Grounds, located just across the street from the park:
After collecting our purchases, we sat our tushes down at a table outside.
I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate while both my sister ad CK went with Americanos:
There were two reasons why CK dragged us through the park. The first was this raspberry white chocolate scone:
Like me, she'd always found scones to be dry and unappetizing. Until this one. I was skeptical at first. But I really shouldn't have been. I should know by now that CK knows her food. The scone was moist and just sweet enough.
The second reason was this caramel pumpkin pecan donut:
It was glazed with caramel, sprinkled with pecans, and filled with pumpkin cream:
My dislike of pumpkin is not a secret. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin oreos. Pumpkin spice latte. Blech. Not my cup of tea. All the same, I always try everything at least once.
So I tried the donut. Objectively, I can see how a pumpkin lover would enjoy it.
Me? I preferred the scone.
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