December at Thrive offers a wonderful assortment of seasonal items. Some of our favorites are the Hot Cocoa and the Vanilla Sugar Cookies. My family does a little tradition in December where every night we do a “sweet read” and drink hot cocoa while we read by the fire beside our lit up Christmas tree. It gives us good bonding time and we like trying different combos of marshmallows and cocoa flavors.
We also love love love the muffin mixes. I can feed my kids two breakfasts from each box (combined with some fresh fruit) and we love experimenting with making different varieties. The other day we tried cranberry-orange muffins and they were to die for. For some reason having it all in a mix like this makes me branch out and cook muffins more than I ever normally would.
New Simple Plate
We’ve loved seeing all the new dinners that come out in the Simple Plate product line each month. This month’s new meal looks like it won’t disappoint. If you haven’t looked into Thrive’s new simple plate service you can learn more at this link. It’s an awesome way to try a ton of different freeze-dried foods without opening up individual cans (plus it gives you an easy dinner for a night that you might otherwise hit a drive-thru).
Candy Cane Macaroons
Try these fun holiday cookies for one of your Christmas events or just for your family to enjoy. They look absolutely delicious and festive!
4 c. THRIVE Macaroon Cookie Mix
1/2 c. Boiling Water
1/4 c. Candy Canes, smashed for folding into macaroon cookies
1 1/2 c. White Almond Bark candy coating
1/4 c. Candy Canes, smashed, for sprinkling over white chocolate
1. Make Macaroons according to can directions, and fold in Candy Canes before baking.
2. Scoop into 1 inch balls on a greased cookie sheet.
3. Bake in a 350F oven for about 10-12 minutes.
4. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dip half of the cookie in the white chocolate, and then in Candy Cane mix. 5. Allow to set and harden.
- Jodi Weiss