Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hot Apple Cider

I think one of my new favorite smells
is the smell of hot apple cider wafting through the house
on a cold day.

It just seems so quintessentially wintery,
and warms my tummy and my heart.

Making your own cider is pretty easy.
It's pretty much just dumping a gallon of cider into a pot,
adding a bunch of spices to it,
and letting it simmer away on your stove
filling your house with warm, appley, cinnamony smells.

Hot Apple Cider

1 gallon of pure apple cider
3 sticks of cinnamon
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 orange peel - peeled off in strips with a peeler

Pour cider into a large pot.
Add spices, sugar, and orange peel.
Heat to a boil, then lower heat to keep warm.
Pour a mugful, grab a blanket, curl up on the couch, 
and watch Love Actually  =)

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