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