Christmas is my favorite season, but each year it’s a temptation to be overwhelmed by the literal hustle and bustle of the season. Checking each item off of the Christmas shopping list alone is enough to overwhelm even the most organized shopper. For the past couple of years, my family participated with our church in the Advent Conspiracy. Instead of being consumed by stuff, stress, and debt, we’ve decided to worship fully, spend less, give more, and love all. It comes down to quality, not quantity – especially for gifts.
This year I’ve decided to make delicious treats for grandparents and a few extras just in case: Homemade Cinnamon Honey Butter and Eggnog Bread with Rum Glaze. Yes, it’s all made with love, but it’s also so tasty. If you decide to jump on board with these recipes, I’d suggest breaking it up into two days. It’s not that each recipe takes long, but for working parents – more than an hour in the kitchen can seem like an impossible feat. This isn’t a time for stress, enjoy yourself.
- 1 cup Honey
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 half pint canning jars
- Combine all ingredients in bowl. Using whisk attachment on mixer blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
- Use rubber spatula to pour mixture in to a large pastry bag (or Ziploc® bag), cut off tip and squeeze into half pint jars. (tip: place bag in tall glass for support, or have someone hold the bag while you pour)
- Keep refrigerated. Serve room temperature.
After your butter is mixed and ready in the jars – it’s easy to dress it up. For this one, I took direction from the Tidy Mom blog and used some linen cloth circles, green pipe cleaner, red sparkle berries, twine and free printable “Merry Christmas” tags from the Magnolia Homes Blog.
Here’s to keeping focus on the meaning of Christmas this holiday season. Enjoy!