One thing that I actually really enjoy around the holidays is menu planning. Anyone else? Maybe I'm just nuts... The hubs and I are hosting Christmas Morning this year, and I have to keep reminding myself that 1) there are only 5 of us this year 2) it's only breakfast and 3) I am 38 weeks pregnant. I want to make it ALL!! From something sweet to something savory, a fancy coffee drink for the slow-cooker to recipes that I can make ahead of time - I am having the hardest time narrowing down my menu.
Seeing that Christmas is in 48 hours, I finally decided on (for now) a bagel and croissant bar (with whipped honey butter and chia jam), fluffy eggnog cinnamon rolls with (diary free - for my dad) cream cheese frosting, and a big ol' fresh fruit platter to go with some yogurt/granola parfaits. Too much? Never!! LOL. As I head out to fight the crowds at Whole Foods (hoping that people will make way for my big preggo belly), feast your eyes on this: a glorious Peppermint Red Velvet Cake Roll! For all of you that are still menu-planning, add this to your list. I looks super fancy and festive, but actually really easy to make.
I've paired a traditional Red Velvet Cake Roll with White Chocolate Peppermint buttercream. And before I start receiving hate mail, no - you don't need to use red food colouring if you don't want to. However, it only takes a little bit to get this red - trust me, I was almost completely out of gel food colouring and just scraped the bottom of the tube with a toothpick to add to the batter. Feel free to leave it out completely - I promise it will still taste delish.
Head on over to The Kitchn for the full recipe.
Happy Holidays to all!!! And if you don't hear from me for a while, then it probably means Baby Huff decided to come early. I can't wait for you all to meet him!
xoxo Tessa Huff