During the holidays, we like to keep things simple at our house. From DIY decor, easy appetizers and of course fun with friends and family. This year we ordered some of the entrees for our Christmas Dinner from Stefano’s Goldenbaked Hams in Yorba Linda, California. They make everything just a little bit easier and also offer complete dinners by calling them just a few days before Christmas. Below is a picture of “Lauren” one of their great Customer Service representatives. She made everything so easy and festive – especially wearing a reindeer hat while at the busy cashier station. Thanks Lauren for always taking care of our family.
We also have a tradition on Christmas Morning of making Dutch Babies pancakes, we all love to eat these and they are warm and light yet quick to make.
All you need is the following ingredients:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup of sifted all-purpose flour
1 pinch of ground nutmeg
a pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of confectioners sugar for dusting
Directions – Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet inside of the oven and preheat over to 475 degrees F or 245 degrees C.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until light. Add milk and stir. Gradually whisk in flour, nutmeg and salt. Remove skillet from oven and reduce oven temp to 425 degrees F or 220 degrees C. Melt butter in hot skillet so that inside of skillet is completely coated with butter. Pour all the batter in the skillet and return skillet to oven. Bake until puffed and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Remove promptly and sprinkle with powdered sugar. This is will serve 2 adults – enjoy.
8 oz of orange juice
2 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz. maraschino cherry juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
3 oz. lemon lime soda
Rosemary sprigs and lemon wheels
We used the party size batch, and up the proportions