Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Traditions: Family Ever After

Hello friends of the oh-so-darling Ashley, aka Mommy by Day, {Crafter} by Night. My name is Rach H, and my blog is called Family Ever After. I am excited to share a couple of my Christmas traditions with you today!

We have a lot of special Christmas traditions, and one of my favorites is Swedish pancakes and Orange Butter sauce for breakfast on Christmas morning. My mom, 4 sisters and I made these together every single Christmas morning growing up, and that is why they are so special to me.

They are worth the effort, and worth the calories. These are sooo good. (And have always reminded me of the American girl doll I had when I was little. Kirsten Larson, from Sweden. I'm part Swedish too). Here's how we make them!

Swedish Pancakes with Orange Butter Sauce
12 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
4 TB butter
pinch of salt

If you thought a dozen eggs sounded like a lot, I always double or triple this recipe. The cold-straight-out-of-the-refrigerator-leftovers are so good.

1. Beat eggs.
2. Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix.
3. Pre-heat flat frying pans on medium heat, spray with Pam.
4. Cook on both sides. Roll while still hot.

Orange Butter:
10 oranges
1.5- 2 pounds butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
2. Slice and juice oranges. Strain.
3. Add juice to butter, stir.
4. Sweeten with sugar to taste. Serve hot.

 Another tradition we started this year was an annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at our house. They're all the rage recently, and I know why- they are just so fun! You can read the post on blog with ideas and tips for throwing your own here.
{If you look close, you will see Ashley in this picture! Yep, we're friends in real life.}
 I'm having a virtual Ugly Sweater Contest on my blog- if you have pictures of your own ugly sweaters, come link up here, for a chance to win an autographed copy of the newly released book, "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book."
 If anyone has any traditions, Christmas projects, or anything else, I have a link party starting Friday nights. I'd love to see what other cool ideas are floating around out there!
Thanks so much for letting me guest post on your amazing blog, Ashley! 
Merry Christmas everyone!



  1. Aw, my two favorites in one place. :) This recipe looks awesome! I have got to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That recipe looks amazing. Swedish pancakes are the same thing as crepes??? Because the ingredients list looks awfully similar! How many pancakes will this yield? And that orange butter sauce looks/sounds absolutely amazing! YUM!!


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