Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Festivities










I went up to my mom's house on Christmas Eve. We decorated the little tree while she was at work-see, before and after! We all opened one (okay, two!) presents that night, and did the rest the next morning.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hot Spiced Cider


Most of the country is freezing this week, so take a break and ENJOY!

Ingredients:
2 qt. container of apple cider
3 cinnamon sticks
12 cloves (whole)
a couple tablespoons orangeade mix/"Tang"
1/2 qt. water
a handful of red hot candies
Optional: a splash of "adult beverage"-spiced rum or whatever suits your fancy!
I also sometimes splash in some cranberry juice

Directions: Throw it all in the crockpot or on the stove until it's hot and enjoy! (Put in the adult beverage after cooking, not before!) Be sure to strain out those cloves, too.