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Food Holidays. There are a lot of them. It’s mind-boggling.
Yesterday was National Peanut Day. Today is National Cream-Filled Donut (Doughnut?) Day. And tomorrow? Well I don’t know what tomorrow is. That’s what the Google machine is for. But I’m sure it’s something wonderfully delicious.
As a food blogger, I feel like it’s part of my duty to be up on these sorts of details. But I usually fall short. And let me tell you, there is nothing sadder than waking up in the morning and realizing you missed your chance to celebrate National Bourbon Day. FYI – it’s June 14th. Mark your calendars.
But finally, there is a food Holiday that I’m on top of. And that’s National Coffee Day on September 29th. In fact, I’m soooo on top of it, that I’m bringing you a coffee-licious recipe a whole TWO WEEKS in advance. And for that, I’m giving myself two dancing lady emojis. And allowing myself to have that fifth cup of coffee that I’m seriously craving right now.
I love using coffee in sweet recipes, but I think I like it even more for savory cooking applications. It pairs well with everything from rack of lamb to roasted carrots. Here I’m using it to enhance both the earthy and sweet flavors of some oven roasted mushrooms and brussels sprouts. It’s spot on.
My Coffee Glazed Vegetables with Mascarpone Polenta is such a cozy, comforting and satisfying vegetarian dinner, that I know you’ll make it over and over again during the fall and winter months. Try it for National Coffee Day. And then keep making it. You won’t regret it.
My friends at Lavazza are also pumped for National Coffee Day, and they want everyone to celebrate in style. They have tons of goodies for you to check out on ShopLavazza.com, including their Classico drip coffee blend which I used for this recipe. Also be sure to follow along with Lavazza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for even more coffee inspiration!