“Eat, Drink and Be Merry” might be the perfect recipe for a good holiday party. It’s certainly how we like to celebrate the season. In anticipation of hosting and sponsoring the Granite County Festival of Trees in just a few weeks’ time, our culinary team has shared some winter comfort food recipes. They believe that the key to a memorable celebration is putting a lot of care into what you serve and then taking the time to savor it.
If you can’t join us at The Ranch for Christmas or New Year’s, we hope you’ll enjoy these delicious recipes and use them to channel a country Christmas wherever you celebrate this year. Happy Holidays!
Eat Sweet Cream Biscuits
Sweet Cream Biscuits with Marmalade by Executive Chef Josh Drage
Drink a Yule Mule
Our new favorite drink is the Yule Mule—a holiday twist on the classic Moscow Mule. For the kids, we’ve also included a great way to doctor your hot cocoa mix into a Montana glamper’s fireside treat.
S’mores Hot Chocolate
Ghirardelli hot chocolate mix
Lifeline Farms organic milk
- Melt several ounces of decadent chocolate on the stovetop or in the microwave.
- Crush one graham cracker and put it on a small plate.
- Dip the rim of your hot cocoa mug into the bowl of chocolate. Then, roll the rim in the crushed graham cracker pieces.
- Heat Ghirardelli hot chocolate mix with organic milk according to package directions.
- While the milk or water is heating, roast a marshmallow in the fireplace or in the oven under the broiler. Be sure to turn them often for an even color.
- Pour cocoa into your coated mug and top with a roasted marshmallow. Enjoy immediately!
Most of our Ranch staff truly believes this is the most wonderful time of year. Our local ski hill, Discovery Ski Area has already opened for the 2018-19 winter season, and all guests enjoy unlimited all-inclusive downhill skiing and snowboarding. Fresh snow means plenty of time on the slopes and on the skating pond.
We hope you’ll come celebrate the snow with us this year. We have several specials that can help you make the most out of the winter months. But if winter travel isn’t in your future, pull up this picture of a snowy landscape on your computer screen, pinch your cheeks to get that snow-kissed look and enjoy a drink and a biscuit. Imagine the sun setting over the Sapphire Mountains as you sit by the fire, and you’ll know what it is to be a Holly Rancher.