No doubt many of you were right there with me running from store to store stocking up and working down a long grocery list.
With Thanksgiving on Thursday just 3 days away, most of us have buttoned down on our menus and it's all systems go!
So how about a special treat for the long weekend? It really is one of the best times I think as far a holidays go in the U.S. Families are at home and huddled around the fire place and there are so many opportunities for long relaxed meals.
Leftovers are lovely of course but it's also great time for a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Now let me be honest, our family has never been a fan of cinnamon rolls. I guess, it's one of those things which you either do or you don't.
So using up leftover cranberry relish mixed up with some good quality orange marmalade like Bonne Maman so you hit some of those bitter notes, is an exceptional way to reinvent an old classic. Ooh la la!
I'm using a basic dough recipe paired with the filling and finished with a glaze.
You'll just have to trust me when I tell you that you will L.O.V.E these rolls and they'll be a highlight of your brunch. They'er super easy to put together and what a great way to use up left over relish but also a great way to kick off the holiday week just when you make that fresh batch of cranberry relish.
And before you go off, you'll love the convenience of making the dough the night before and refrigerating after the first rise allowing you to whip up these gorgeous rolls as early morning treats with your cuppa. Win-win.
We loved it so much for our Sunday brunch that I carried a batch to work as a holiday treat for my colleagues. It was gobbled up in 15 minutes flat! And thoroughly appreciated might I add.
So this week, I'm going to ignore my thickening waistline and enjoy the time ahead for what it is - a time to be ever so grateful for all the gifts the universe has bestowed on us, which I humbly must admit have been plentiful and treasure our family and friends.
And eating my way through my favorite holiday, ofcourse!