Sigh... Until the good stuff begins.
This is just the beginning ya'll. I am ready. Ready for all the pies, cookies, and festive activities I can find and part-take in.
You see, Thanksgiving and Christmas kind of blend as one for me. I want to enjoy them both as soon as November. Don't hate. You see, I love the idea of family get-together's and family-style traditional American foods. I am always about those mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts (hello, wellness blogger!) macaroni, and stuffing. Clearly, I have a thing for carbs. Oh, and I don't care for turkey. Moving on.
But, Christmas... I am in love with the lights, glamorous to humble decorations, shops and markets, and COOKIES galore. I still recognize the true meaning and celebration of the holiday, I just can't help but get into the spirit of a little magic and beauty. I am actually writing this while watching a recording of Elf, cozy in blankets. Hellooo winter wonderland!
So, if you are anything like me, you will give any excuse to keep it festive, but also keep it light and fun. I believe in the simplicity. The little things that make this season worth while. Because, shorter and colder days are rough. And, isn't it about the time spent with others that matter most? So, let's take it easy and make it yummy, shall we?
A simple compote to spruce up almost any recipe. Whether it be your everyday breakfast granola and yogurt, to a small cheese plate enjoy with friends and a glass of wine. An aroma that will have your kitchen smelling of something sweet and cozy, and leaving it feeling quite festive. Rosemary Plum Compote. For the love of Fall.
Rosemary Italian Plum Compote
(1 or 2 servings)
- 4 or 5 imperfect plums (bruised and super soft)
- 1 tbs raw sugar
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Roughly chop the plums discarding the pits and stems. Heat sauce pan over medium high, and add the plums, 1/2 tbs of sugar, and rosemary. Let sit for a few minutes then add about 2 tbs of water. Make sure to mix and let cook for about 10 min, mixing only about twice in between. Once softened, take out the sprigs of rosemary. Transport plums in a bowl and top with remaining sugar. Enjoy!