Happy Day Before Thanksgiving Baking Day Everyone!
I love the day before Thanksgiving! It is a day dedicated to making all of the wonderful baked goods that we will enjoy stuffing ourselves with on Thanksgiving Day! The rolls, the pies, putting together the stuffing...whatever our family loves to eat on the day that we give thanks for all that we have. #givethanks
BUT, let's face it. Sometimes, time gets away from you and maybe you need something quick for an appetizer or the rolls burned or you just need something quick to tide your family over until they can eat all of the great stuff that will be on the menu on Thursday. There are a myriad of reasons that refrigerated crescent rolls might come into play during this busy season. The great thing is that these crescent rolls are easy to get into the oven and they taste pretty good! And the BONUS is that you get to pop that cardboard tube open! Who doesn't get a kick out of that?
Instead of plain crescent rolls right out of the tube, it's easy to make them just a little more special. Here are a couple of ways that we have found to take the normal refrigerated crescent roll over the top!
Pumpkin Butter Crescent Rolls
A few weeks ago, Lindsey shared her recipe for Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter. It is really delicious stuff! Maddy figured out that Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls are vegan, so she told me that a great way to eat them is to spread the Pumpkin Butter on them and bake them like that. I gave it a try! They were eaten up in no time! (Not just by me!)
If you haven't made your own pumpkin butter, you can alwayspurchase some!
When I filled these rolls, I didn't always roll them in the traditional way. Sometimes I rolled them backwards and made a bundle, trying to keep the filling from leaking out. They seemed to work either way.
Here are some other spreads that I think would be delicious spread inside a crescent:
Apple-Brie-Rosemary Crescent Rolls
If you have a little more time to whip out these rolls, you will love them! They make a great appetizer or addition to a simple meal like soup.
Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving everyone! We will see you back next week! We have a lot of wonderful holiday projects and recipes in store.
Also, don't forget our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale on the Etsy Shop! Don't miss the bargains!
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If you're looking for some great Black Friday deals we've got you covered!
In our Etsy shop November 27-Dec 1 we'll be having a 15% off sale on EVERYTHING in our shop! We make and sell items you can print at home, including recipe books, home decor, coloring posters, and more. They make great gifts for loved ones, or yourself.
Below I'll give you a preview of our most popular items.
Black Friday Sale
The Original Hot Cocoa Bomb Books
The best sellers in our shop are by far our Hot Cocoa Bomb books and with good reason. It seems like everyone is talking about Hot Cocoa Bombs lately and we have perfected them. We happily share how to make them in our two books: How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs and Hot Cocoa Bombs: Fall Favorites.
We're often asked about the difference between the two books. The original booklet is just the basic recipe and some decorating and flavor ideas. The Fall Favorites book has 8 recipes for different flavors, and tips for working with chocolate.
Our coloring Christmas countdown calendar is just the thing to help you get through Christmas social distancing style. Everyday there's a different activity for you to do with your family and you can color in the ornament everyday that corresponds to the activity. Learn more about it here!
We also have a coloring poster for grandparents to give to their grandchildren. It's full of activities for grandparents and grandchildren to do together. This would be perfect to give as a promise of post-Covid quality time together. Experience gifts are the gifts that get remembered forever! (And if a poster isn't your style, it comes in book form too!) Learn more about it here!
Hot Cocoa bombs
Last but not least we have our Hot Cocoa Bombs! We decided to sell our leftover bombs or bombs that didn't exactly meet our standards for 50% off!!! That means the bombs will be $1.50!!! Our Hot Cocoa Bombs are perfect for stockings for a delicious drink on Christmas Morning.
So be sure to check out our Etsy shop Nov 27-Dec 1 to get these and more on an awesome deal for Black Friday Weekend!
A month ago, we announced that we would be hosting a virtual craft show this year.
That day has finally come!
Tomorrow at 9am MST, the craft show fun begins with all of our awesome vendors listed below.
You can join in on the fun by joining our group on Facebook here. In the group you'll find the complete schedule of who has the stage when. Be sure to stick around for our own presentation! We'll be live at 10am MST tomorrow showing you how to make one of our favorite flavors of the Original Hot Cocoa Bombs, as well as how the idea came to fruition 6 years ago! You'll also be able to order the Original Hot Cocoa Bomb from us during the craft show through our Etsy shop, but act fast! They won't last long.
And as another exciting announcement...
Holiday Boutique Giveaway
To kick off the start of the virtual boutique, we're holding a giveaway! Several of our awesome vendors have donated towards this and it's SO easy to enter! Head to the Facebook group TODAY to find out how because we're announcing the winner first thing tomorrow morning!
You could win:
See you tomorrow and Happy Holidays from all of us at 3 Winks Design!
The holidays this year are one big guessing game. Many traditions, unfortunately, are just not going to be able to happen and many families won't get to spend this time together like they usually would.
But this doesn't mean the Christmas spirit has to be gone completely.
Growing up, one of the things I looked forward to the most during the Christmas season was our advent calendars. My mom would buy us chocolate advent calendars and each morning my younger brother and I would rush to the kitchen to see what chocolate shapes awaited us that day. We also had a family advent calendar. It was a fabric tree that hung on the wall with numbered pockets underneath. Each pocket held an ornament that would attach to the tree so that by Christmas, we had a full Christmas tree hanging on the wall.
Thinking back on these Christmas traditions is what inspired the newest product in our shop. We've created a Christmas in Quarantine Advent Calendar so that you can enjoy Christmas fun even while social distancing. It's called the Quarantine Christmas Countdown and you can check it out in our Etsy shop!
This tree is donned with 24 small activities your family can do together to spread some Christmas cheer. They are not numbered, so you can do them in the order that fits around your own schedule and needs.
Once an activity has been completed, simply color in that ornament. By Christmas morning, you'll have a full Christmas tree hanging on your wall and a month full of fun family memories to look back on.
Who says celebrating Christmas in quarantine can't be fun or magical?
Some additional ideas to make the big day special:
What are some of your ideas for celebrating Christmas in quarantine?
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!