Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer

Just kidding.

My mom came to visit this week. She is Hudson's grandma- thus the title. And some lame humor.

We always have fun together- whether we are shopping, eating, or sitting in front of the tv. This visit was special since we were following up with some old Christmas traditions.

We love the same movies- It's A Wonderful Life (Which we have in color!), Miracle on 34th Street. The Santa Clause, The Night They saved Christmas... etc. It's the same ones every year and they never get old. I could watch them repeatedly over the course of the month.

We started out our day with my new favorite Christmas Nutmeg Pancakes, I ran off to get my hair done (6 months worth of regrowth) while my mom watched Hudson, and we spent the evening relaxing. Because of this Christmas Ritual, I found a couple new amazing addicitions.
Stash White Christmas White Tea
It truely is a cup of joy...
Guarenteed to eat the whole bag. Sweet salty awesomeness. Yes, awesomeness.

Thank you Coborns natural department! I am forever addicted and 5 lbs heavier. yum.

I love traditions and will keep them coming!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Nutmeg Pancakes

I found a recipe for Nutmeg Pancakes two years ago. It was in a magazine. One of those with pictures of snow on the outside of a cabin, woolen socks on crossed feet in front of a warm fire, a cup of something delicious and hot in someone's hand. When I saw this recipe, I thought "yeah this has to be good".

Two years ago I didn't have a kitchen. Last year I was pregnant and couldn't have a lot of nutmeg. This year was the year.

These are the best pancakes I have ever had. I say this with confidence. I tweaked this recipe slightly to make it a little more seasonal. Fluffy and fabulous, my mom and I devoured these delectable hot cakes.

Garnished with some pecans.

Note: Syrup in picture is natural maple syrup. The syrup in the recipe is a lot more watery a looks different, but the taste is unbelievable.

Christmas Nutmeg Pancakes:

2c all purpose flour
1TBSP baking powder
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
4 TBSP melted butter
2 c light egg nog

Preheat Griddle to 275. Whisk together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix the eggs and the melted butter. Whisk in egg nog. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Stir until blended.

Brush griddle with butter. Use 1/3 c to pour batter on the griddle. Garnish with bananas or nuts if desired.

Nutmeg Syrup:

2c water
1c sugar
1 tsp ground nutmeg

Bring all ingredients to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat an simmer until mixture is reduced to 1 c (about 8 min). Transfer to a pitcher.
(The consistancy will be different than that of normal syrup.)

Enjoy! These are Christmas morning worthy.