I woke up to snow. AHHHH. But really, I can’t complain. I mean, it is December already (which I CANT believe, by the way). And it is supposed to be 50 degrees this weekend. So really, it is all good. I turned on the fire place, rolled my yoga mat out, and got back into the groove of things. After being sick and then traveling for the holidays, I’ve been a little off of my A game. (okay, the real word here is lazy, I will just say it!) So, I am getting back to it! No shame in that! And after being sick, I am eating oranges like it is my job. Gotta get that vitamin C pumping through me! I also just love oranges, so it really isn’t hard at all. I will eat a few a day with no problem. But when it is chilly outside, and I am looking for a little sweet treat. This warmed up sugary, cinnamon-ey, yumminess is just the ticket. So after my yoga, I made one of these up and realized, I need to share this with you now!!
I hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Matt and I traveled to my parents house for 5 days and it was perfect. The perfect getaway, the perfect weather, the perfect time spent with family! Oh, and did I mention, steamed crabs?! My parents live about an hour from Baltimore and if you are from the area, you know about steamed crabs. And you know they are amazing. And you know Old Bay is the only seasoning you ever need in your cabinet, ever. Well, I had asked my dad weeks in advance if he thought there would be any crabs this time of year (because I had been craving them for months!) and he told me he would keep an eye out! Well, he came through big time and the first night we got there, we went to pick up 3 dozen delicious steamy crabs. The whole car drive home I was sneakily licking the seasoning because they smelled SO amazing and they were in my lap. I couldn’t resist. Nom nom nom nom!!!!! Nothing like ’em!
Then of course Thanksgiving dinner was perfect, everything was SO delicious and cooked just right. It was one of those rare occurrences where everything was done right on time. You know how usually the turkey just won’t get quite done and you are waiting on it. Or the mashed potatoes aren’t quite soft enough to mash yet. But everything was done at the same exact time. We did good. I, luckily, was sent home with lots of leftovers. And sauerkraut. Another one of my favorite things, ever. When I was a vegetarian, I would still eat sauerkraut even though it had pork and kielbasa in it. I just couldn’t say no to it. That is one perfected family recipe.
But now, I am back home, with no more leftovers. So I will be busily working on recipes for you. While also getting ready for the holidays, so there might not be a lot coming your way this month. I apologize in advance, but I just know I am going to be super busy the next few weeks! But, for now, I hope you guys try out this super quick and easy treat. If you are craving something sweet at night, this is the perfect thing to kick the craving without eating a bowl of ice cream. Yes, it does have a tiny bit of refined sugar in it. But it is probably less than a teaspoon. Just a light sprinkling. So, if it is that or a slice of chocolate cake, I think you are doing okay. Sprinkle on some cinnamon, and away you go! I use my toaster oven for this, but if you don’t have one, the oven on broiler would work too. It is easiest to eat with a fork or spoon because once you start digging it, it gets pretty messy lol. The orange juices all over, so make sure you have some napkins nearby.
- 1 orange, halved
- A sprinkling of brown sugar
- A sprinkling of cinnamon
- Preheat toaster oven or regular oven to broil
- Place orange cut side up on a baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Broil for about 5 minutes, until the sugar is browning and bubbling.
- Serve while hot, with a fork or spoon.
How was your Thanksgiving? What were you thankful for? let me know in the comments below!