Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (second only to Christmas). The combination of celebrating food and family just speaks my love language. Because FOOD! No but seriously, I do love that Thanksgiving has no gift strings attached. It’s just all about being together and expressing gratitude. I’m so thankful for this little community right here, and I hope that you all have a refreshing and stress free Thanksgiving weekend with your family and friends. My focus for the week is to slow down, let go of expectations and just savor the small moments with family.
As we start gearing up for the holiday season, I thought I’d share a simple and very budget friendly gift idea. It’s the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, hostesses or just about anybody on your list. Why? Because BUTTER. Who can resist delicious, decadent honey butter? Not me! This is also a versatile present, which is always a plus. This honey butter recipe from the Food Charlatan is a favorite of mine. It’s simple, takes no time to make, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand.
- Salted butter, 2 sticks
- Honey, 1 cup
- Powdered sugar, 1 cup
- Cinnamon, 2 tsp
- Mason jars (this recipe filled two of these mason jars with a dab leftover)
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the butter for a minute or two on low speed, then add the powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon. Beat on low until the sugar is incorporated, then beat on medium for another minute or two. That’s it! Easy peasy.
The trickiest part of the recipe? Getting the butter into mason jars. And by that I mean: getting the butter into the mason jars without eating it all first. YUM! This stuff is so tasty. I picked up two scone mixes from World Market to pair with the butter, though honey butter goes with just about anything you can think of. We love it on cornbread, pancakes, waffles, and oatmeal.
To really make this gift special, I dressed up the bag with a handlettered tag from Amber at Half Pint Prints. You need to go check out her Etsy shop here. She is always posting something new, and I love reusing gift tags like these around my house (that’s why I didn’t dare punch or tape the tag to the bag!). I put little love notes for myself in places I will notice them: my bathroom mirror, right next to my kitchen sink, the dash of my van. You can never have too much positive encouragement in your life, right? Right.
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