“Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”
That’s just my wishful thinking. No snow in sight here. Although the weather was looking a bit frightful yesterday. Just a little though.
A cold front seems to have rolled in yesterday afternoon and our temps were dropping by the hour. It brought some strong winds and dark skies, but nothing too crazy.
Today the sun is back out bringing bright skies and temps in the 40s. Loving it.
Yesterday was the perfect day to just lounge around inside drinking hot tea and roasting marshmallows by the fire.
I only accomplished hot tea. No fire or marshmallows.
I don’t think I need any marshmallows though after my sugar coma on thanksgiving day.
Speaking of thanksgiving, I hope everyone that celebrated had a lovely thanksgiving day full of good food, family, and fun!
I know I did! I had fun making mac & cheese and haupia macadamia nut bread pudding. And eating of course!
Lots of yummy foods, including:
stuffing (my absolute favorite thanksgiving dish!), mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, smoked duck, ham, turkey, beef filet, shrimp, mac & cheese,
fresh fruit, kimchee, and other side dishes.
Plus an assortment of desserts:
Pecan pie, petit fours, pumpkin pie, raspberry cake, carrot cake, and an unpictured coconut cream pie (that was SOO good!)
my haupia macadamia nut bread pudding
I could’ve probably just eaten stuffing and dessert and I would have been perfectly happy. But of course I tried almost everything at the table…
I couldn’t finish everything on that plate, but I definitely enjoyed every bite.
And now that thanksgiving is over it only means one thing. Countdown to christmas!
So many christmas lights and decorations are already up around town!
To be a little more festive I tried to have a more holiday-ish breakfast this morning.
Cinnamon Apple Pancakes
It wasn’t super festive, but it’s more festive than the cereal I’ve been eating all last week.
Usually I cook the apples and top them on the pancakes, but this time I added them to the pancakes.
Kind of like apple upside down
I just poured the pancake batter (my go-to kodiak cake mix) onto the pan and added the sliced apples onto the top. Once I flipped the pancakes the apples cooked with pancakes.
Then I topped them with honey almond butter and cinnamon.
I’m full and ready for the holidays
What are your favorite holiday foods or memories?