I’ve posted a few times that we live in the northeast, so at this time of year we are pretty deep into winter, not to mention snow. I like to have something warm for my kids when the school day is over. This is a quick recipe that chases away the cold, plus fills the house with a wonderful aroma, add candles and some favorite cookies and you’re sure to be “top mom” in your household!
Fill a medium sized pot with one gallon of apple cider. Add, either in a cheese cloth tied with string or directly to cider, about 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/2. tbsp. whole cloves, 1/2 tbsp. whole allspice, orange peel from 1/2 an orange (roughly chopped up) and a dash of nutmeg. Simmer for over low heat for 45 minutes or until heated through. Do not boil. Strain the spices before serving, use the cinnamon sticks as garnish. This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker.