Apparently, 49 of the 50 states had snow on the ground yesterday (all except Florida). For two days, my brother and sister were home from school, and all the roads were frozen over. I was stuck at home with no chance of leaving. So, this morning, when my mom asked me if I'd mind taking my brother to the oral surgeon, I jumped at the chance. Seriously, I was so excited to get out of the house I probably would have driven to a meat market if she'd asked me to.
Of course, one of the few good things about my house arrest was my ability to perfect my mom's Wassail recipe. A delicious wintry drink, the preparation time is short, and the results are scrumptious.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 can 6oz. frozen orange juice
- (optional)-1 can 6oz. frozen lemonade
- 1 tbsp. clove
- 1 tbsp. allspice
- cinnamon sticks
Mix cider, sugar, and undiluted orange juice and pour in a large pot. Add in the coves and allspice to cider and simmer for about 15 minutes. Pour in a cute coffee cup (I used my Butterbeer mug from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and serve with cinnamon sticks.