Ma’s Christmas Tip for Today:
Keep plenty of apple cider and microwave popcorn on hand for unexpected guests
CHILL CHASING CIDER
You will need:
3/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and stir. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until juice is warm. Pour into a mug and serve.
To microwave, combine juices in a microwave safe mug and stir. Place cinnamon stick in mug and microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds or until warm. Stir before serving.
Nice cold apple cider is a thirst quencher, but when it’s cold outside I think nothing tastes better than hot apple cider. It warms me through and through. These cold days just before Christmas take a lot out of me. I am tired of being cold already and we’ve along way to go before it’ll be warm out again so I need all the help I can get.
One of America’s favorite snacks is popcorn and I always have some handy at my house any time of year. I have the microwavable kind and the real kernels too. There is nothing that smells as good as freshly popped popcorn . Once it starts popping the aroma fills the air, and all you want to do is eat it all.
At Christmas time when my children were little we’d string popcorn to decorate the little tree outside the back door for the birds to eat. Of course while we were working on that a lot was always eaten too.
I’m busy working on finishing up everything here at my house for Christmas this weekend and it really does have to be all done by the time Monday rolls around. Our family Christmas celebration is one week from today!
Have a great Saturday everyone!