November Monthly Subscribers Only Page
Welcome to the Subscribers Only page for the Savor Time & Tradition November Box!
Spice up Your Holiday Traditions this year:
Have you ever wondered whether the traditions we tend to establish are actually important or necessary? Spoiler alert:They are! But why?
Family rituals, routines, and traditions hold special value in our lives and provide various benefits. Specifically, they provide a sense of belonging and bring added meaning to our lives. Intentionally creating and continuing traditions nurtures connection among friends and family and give us comfort. I believe this so whole heartedly that I even chose to use the word ‘Tradition' in the name of my business.
Holiday Toasting Tradition
This month I have included a few supplies to encourage you to start or maintain traditions with family and friends. Holiday Toasts are something my extended family did when I was a child. I always learned something new about my cousins, came to appreciate good spirited humor, and it was a great way to share special thoughts. Simply have folks write a ‘toast’ or even a light hearted ‘roast’ to help everyone reminisce about the past year’s blessings, memories and moments.
- Next, Have each person roll their toast into a little scroll and tie it up with a ribbon and a jingle bell.
- We would put ours in the Christmas tree, but if that is’t your thing, you can collect them in a pretty bowl.
- Choose an appropriate time during your celebration, designate a reader or two to read each toast out loud.
- This is a tradition that is sure to bring a smile as you each pause to reflect and appreciate each other.
Add some Sweet Heat to Your Holiday Table:
Your Contents insert from your box already has a couple of tips/ideas for using your products but I also have a couple more recipes for using your Hot Honey this holiday season (or any time)
Hot Honey Brussel Sprouts: Adapted from The KTCHN
Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Place a baking sheet in the oven while it heats. Meanwhile, trim and halve one pound Brussel sprouts.
In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons hot honey. Toss the Brussel sprouts in the bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Stir until combined.
Place the Brussel sprouts on the preheated baking sheet cut sides down. Roast for 15 minutes. Flip the Brussel sprouts and continue roasting until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, about 10 to 12 minutes longer.
Hot Honey Sweet Potatoes
2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1.5-2 inch chunks
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
Hot Honey to taste
Pre-heat oven to 425.
Pour melted butter over potatoes
Sprinkle on the salt, pepper and brown sugar
Toss and stir well until all potatoes are coated
Place the potatoes in a single layer in a dish or baking sheet
Roast 20 minutes, carefully turn potatoes and roast for another 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, begin to char, and are caramelized.
Remove from oven and drizzle with the hot honey to your taste, Serve immediately. YUM!