Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange SconesWhat a whirlwind weekend it has been so far! Eric has a big literature talk coming up so he has been spending a lot of time working on his talk. Yesterday I spent almost the entire day in the kitchen..it was awesome! My plan was to make 4 different soups (4 servings each) that I could then save and have in the freezer for future use. I ended up only making 2 soups, but I also added in marble cupcakes, these yummy scones, and a pot pie for lunch. When I was done in the kitchen it felt like I didn’t have a lot to show for my hard work, but then I thought…hey…I just made 4 dinners, 1 lunch, and 1 dessert. All the hard work pays off in the end.

This morning we woke up and headed to Santa Monica to watch one of our friends, Emma, run in the LA marathon. We grabbed a couple scones and ate them at mile 23 while waiting. It was super hot today and someone even passed out while we were cheering everyone on! It was so exciting watching everyone run and giving high fives as people ran by.

Anyway, about 6 months ago we were at our local Ralph’s and found a package of cranberry scone mix that we decided to try. We loved them and ended up buying them multiple times, the only downfall is that they are sooo expensive! One little pack of scones is $7.99 and that feeds us for maybe two breakfasts! I know..we couldn’t eat out that cheap…but….grad school budget. So I figured why not make my own scones. This was my first go at making scones and I must say they were delicious! You can even see the orange flakes in the dough!

Scone wheel

scones recipe