Hot Apple Cider with Buttered Rum

November 22, 2015  |  Christmas, Cocktail, Cocktails, Easy, Holiday, Thanksgiving  |  13 Comments

Let the countdown begin, three days and counting until Thanksgiving? As I mentioned in the last post, I ordered the turkey this year, because its just been too crazy around here to plan for a proper turkey selection, brining, and then staying tethered to the oven all day.

Hot Apple Cider with Buttered Rum via Real Food by Dad

Given that, I gained some bandwidth, so I’ve tasked myself with making sure the drinks are handled beyond beer and wine. That hot apple cider with buttered rum you see above, that is this year’s after dinner drink-slash-dessert.

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Butternut Squash and Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving is so close and I can’t wait! Although, just like last year, all of this Thanksgiving recipe-testing is giving me some holiday food fatigue. Am I allowed to say that as a food blogger?

Butternut Squash Stuffing with Real Food by Dad

Too late. But it’s true, I’ve been doing Thanksgiving a month in advance. Actually, there are two food bloggers in our home, so we are both up to our necks in stuffing, pies, casseroles, desserts, you name it.

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Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Yes, you read that right: Fried Mac and Cheese Balls! They are crazy, they are good and they are everything you need right now. Okay, so I may be exaggerating on the latter, but really, make these, and watch the magic.

Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls via Real Food by Dad

These were gone in seconds in my home. In fact after I had Naomi and the boys taste test the first one, they were picking them off the cooling rack almost as fast as I could deep-fry them.

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