For more than ten years, I’ve been going to book club. Once a month, a gaggle of girlfriends and I get together and discuss what’s happening in our lives, who is getting a new job, what we’ve been eating, who is pregnant, what shows and movies we are loving, and yes, we discuss the book. Most of the time.
One of the things that I love the most about book club is hearing recommendations from my friends. Maybe they have a new skin care product that has made all the difference, or they found a new kind of formula that solved their baby’s reflux, or they went to a new restaurant in town and they loved the pork chop. After I realized how much I enjoy hearing these tips and how much I love giving them, I decided that I would put my ramblings where my mouth is and start a blog.
Topknot is going to be the place where I tell you about what we ate for dinner, and the protein ball recipe that I love the most after trying half a dozen different kinds. I’m going to show you where I ate in Traverse City, and Phoenix, and Paris. Do you have a baby who refuses to keep socks and shoes on his feet, even in the freezing cold winter weather? I have the solution (and man oh man, it is cute!)
To begin, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite Lansing restaurants, Batter Up Bistro. From the fresh, beautiful, house-made baked goods and breads to the herby chicken salad to the lightly flavored, strong lattes, Batter Up is my absolute favorite restaurant for breakfast and lunch meetings in Lansing. When I’m not in the midst of completing a Whole30, as I am right now (more on that later), I can’t get enough of the wholesome, perfectly prepared oatmeal.
To kick us off in style, Batter Up Bistro has generously donated a $25 gift certificate to a Topknot reader. To enter, just comment on this post with your email and what your favorite breakfast food is. For a second entry, share on social media and leave a second comment with a link to your post. The giveaway concludes on Tuesday, January 22.