Mulled Cider

Last night it was cold. 18 degrees out. I used a heating pad to warm up my bed before I got in and wore ugly, unfashionable long sleeved/long legged pajamas to bed. It was 12 degrees outside this morning. Really, folks. This is nasty. It’s time for crocuses, sunshine and at least 60 degrees. Spring is around the corner. I hope. In the meantime, there’s always Mulled Cider to keep me warm. Mulled Cider 8 cups apple cider 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 whole cinnamon sticks, each about 3-inches long 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries peel of one orange cut into strips cinnamon sticks, optional Place the apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries and orange peel into a large saucepan. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and pour the cider into mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired. Makes 8 servings

Last night it was cold. 18 degrees out. I used a heating pad to warm up my bed before I got in and wore ugly, unfashionable long sleeved/long legged pajamas to bed.

It was 12 degrees outside this morning.

Really, folks. This is nasty. It’s time for crocuses, sunshine and at least 60 degrees.

Spring is around the corner.

I hope.

In the meantime, there’s always Mulled Cider to keep me warm.

Mulled Cider

8 cups apple cider

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 whole cinnamon sticks, each about 3-inches long

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon whole allspice berries

peel of one orange cut into strips

cinnamon sticks, optional

Place the apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries and orange peel into a large saucepan. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and pour the cider into mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired. Makes 8 servings