Thanksgiving Week Favorites
The Thanksgiving week festivities have begun and we are definitely enjoying all the delicious treats that go hand-in-hand with the holidays. So far, I’ve tried it 2 new recipes and they were huge hits… the first was a maple nut scone and the second was a toffee shortbread cookie. I know things tend to get a little overly sweet and sugary this time of year, so both of these are great options for treats that aren’t too sweet.
To start our Thanksgiving week, LB decided to get up super early (after a very short night) so my oldest brother and I decided to treat the crew to a gourmet breakfast in bed. I made the sweet (the scones) and my brother made the savory (the best omelettes). It was a great way to start the holidays of right…unfortunately with breakfast in bed, people fell back to sleep afterwards and we didn’t see anyone til about 11 AM. 🙂
The omelettes were protein packed and delicious, and the scones were fresh, light, and flaky… just the way they should be. I was surprised by everyone’s comments that the scones were not dry or flavorless… they were light and fluffy with maple flavor and just the right amount of sweet from the icing. The problem with coffee shop scones is that they are often not fresh (frozen and reheated) plus they sit out for hours and hours.
I am also sharing my favorite apple cider glazed ham recipe that is a huge hit year after year. When I found this recipe, I wanted to copy the honey baked ham recipe, but without the honey because I wasn’t supposed to give LB honey at the time (per pediatrician recommendations since he wasn’t 2 yet… blah, blah, blah). Anyway, I stumbled upon this recipe and now I’m never letting it go! Yes, it’s that goods and if you really take the extra tine to pour the glaze over and in between each slice, its so worth it. Turning up the oven for the last 20-40 minutes gives it the most beautiful carmelization and people will be asking where you purchased this stunning main dish…it really is the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
So from our holiday table to yours’, I hope you have the happiest of holidays.