Honey can go with so many things. It’s probably why someone decided September was a great month to be dubbed ‘National Honey Month’. Honey bee colonies often make a surplus of honey, up to 4 gallons each year. This means that beekeepers can remove the excess safely (keeping 4 gallons or more for the hive) and keep it for uses like sweetener, in medical practices, or in recipes. This can help keep the bees from wanting to search for a bigger home or blocking combs meant for new bees.
It’s because of these wonderful bees that we have honey to eat. Often it can be hard to think of what to put honey with in order to use it up before it crystallizes. While honey doesn’t go bad, putting it in nothing but tea can become boring. Especially when you want to celebrate the month with something different from your daily routine.
Honey Basalmic Chicken – Chicken covered with honey, balsamic vinegar, and seasoning makes a delectable main entree.
Honey Butter – Cinnamon, honey, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract mix together to make a delicious honey butter to spread over biscuits or corn.
Honey Cornbread Muffins – Take all of the wonderful ingredients of cornbread and add honey to make excellent honey cornbread muffins.
Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots – Roast these carrots marinated in garlic butter mixed with honey in the oven or on the stove.
Easy Honey Garlic Pork Chops – These tasty pork chops are marinated in honey, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and butter to make an easy main dish to share.
Honey Soy Chicken – Chicken covered in a soy sauce, garlic, honey, and sesame oil sauce makes this great dish. Just cook it in a pan or in the oven and you have a meal ready to go!
Sriracha Honey Roasted Broccoli – Made for the oven, this roasted broccoli is covered in sriracha, honey, soy sauce, and other seasoning to make a great side dish.
Honey can go with many things. By having plants that bees use for pollinating and creating honey, we can help ensure that we get to use honey for years to come. Bees help provide us with many things and it’s important to help keep them thriving by helping them.
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