I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to think about on Thanksgiving is breakfast. I mean I have so much more to worry about, and breakfast is usually the furthest thing from my mind. Then there’s the whole idea of getting too full on breakfast to enjoy the actual turkey dinner. That being said, I still like to provide breakfast in some way, shape or form. I usually go the overnight baked french toast route. That way you can get it ready the night before, and then pop it in the oven the next day. Breakfast casseroles, like egg casseroles, are another big breakfast idea among many households that I know. This year I’ve decided to make my life even more simpler; and that’s why I knew that making a muffin or a scone was the only way to go. These scones are perfect and can be made in advance. Actually, I think they are ten times better the next day. They may be a little rustic, but they are packed full of the great flavors of bacon, pumpkin and chocolate. They are just small enough to not fill you up enitrely, but just big enough to hold you over. They are my go to this year, and I think they should be yours too!
Weather: It’s cool, dry and sunny…as usual. Our thoughts are with those of you in the part of the midwest that is getting hammered right now with severe weather. Stay safe out there guys!
What am I doing: Welp, we are eating sushi and waiting for the Denver and Kansas City game to come on (which should be a doozy of a game)! How do you spend your Sundays?!
Recipe Fun Facts:
Scones are pretty easy and straight forward which is why I love them. You shouldn’t need any crazy mixers or anything, which keeps you from washing too many dishes (which I love). You can, of course, go crazy and roll out the dough to create little wedges. This is the most traditional look for a scone, but I was just a little bit lazy when I was making them. I like the rustic look and feel anyway, so the “dollop method” should work just fine for this recipe.
The bacon can be eliminated if it scares you, but it shouldn’t because it’s almost the best part! I understand though if you feel it necessary.
I wanted a comforting beer for this pairing and Bristol Brewing’s Oatmeal Stout: Winter Warlock won the contest. I love a good oatmeal stout, and this beer is just that…a delicious oatmeal stout. It’s chocolatey and robust, and the perfect pairing for heavier dishes and desserts. I especially love it with these scones. Although, I would suggest waiting until at least noon before you crack one open =). You can only get this beer in Colorado, so if you are outside of the state, then try another oatmeal stout. They are pretty popular this time of year.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! See you all tomorrow!