Happy Thanksgiving from Your Wedding TV
Ah, fall. The air turns crisp, the leaves begin to turn those lovely shades of red and yellow, pumpkin lattes are here and we’re finally able to wear those boots that have been in our closet for the better part of a year. While celebrating fall in Florida sometimes involves a little imagination, I refuse to let it slip quietly into Christmas without its proper due. Remember, winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st.
Halloween is over and it’s mere days until Thanksgiving so let’s take a quick tour though the best things about fall!
Comfortable Clothes – I can’t deny I’m still wearing shorts in the afternoon on the weekends, but I’ve moved my bathing suits to the back of the closet. Sundresses, too. Hello comfy sweaters and scarves. And the boots. Perhaps the most exciting thing for us ladies in Florida is the possibility of a cold front…only because we’re able to wear our boots.
Fall Colors – I love a deep orange and brown combo but can’t seem to get away with it during the rest of the year. Fall lets us all become a ‘warm’ for a few months. And the nail polish colors finally make their way over to the dark side (check out www.frakkerlacquer.com and their Star Wars themed collection!).
Also check out these color combos below for a rustic chic wedding, next Fall or anytime for that matter! (Via katelynjamesblog.com)
TV Series Premieres – Old favorites are back. New shows are waiting for you to make them a regular part of your DVR. Your fiancé can resume his regular ridicule of your most embarrassing favorites (I’m looking at you, Vampire Diaries).
Pumpkin – Just about everything that is wonderful and miraculous about fall revolves around pumpkin: the color, the decorations, the pies, the coffee, the scent. I am an official pumpkin junkie and count down the days until Starbucks releases its most precious of gifts – the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’ve tried to make it at home and it’s just not the same. But I have a secret…I have perfected their pumpkin scone and am prepared to share it with you guys:
Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze This recipe makes 12 scones and only takes 45 minutes from start to finish!
For the Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
7 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
6 Tablespoons cold butter
½ cup canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons half-and-half
1 large egg
For the Spiced Glaze:
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pinch ground cloves
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger in a large bowl. Use a fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious; set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half-and-half and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and form the dough into a ball. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle about 3 times as long as wide. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal portions. Cut each of the portions in an X pattern (four pieces) so you end up with 12 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
4. To make the spiced glaze, while the powdered sugar glaze is firming, combine all of the ingredients for the spiced glaze. Drizzle over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (about an hour).
And last, but not least, of course – spending time with our friends and family. I love being able to spend time with family that doesn’t live close by and not be stressed by the pressures of the rest of the holiday season.
So wear your favorite boots while toasting your friends and family with a pumpkin spice latte and homemade scone after watching your favorite TV show and I guarantee you’ll be smiling and counting down the days until you can do it again.
From our family here at Ideas to I Do, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
And if you find some time for a little wedding planning in between Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the endless stuffing and pumpkin pie… here are a few ideas to get you going:
Make sure to grab some tickets now for the next Your Wedding TV Bridal Show in your city to get lots more ideas for your wedding!