The other day I posted a picture on my header of a beautiful white home all sprinkled with winter snow. The home is the headquarters of the Seasons of Cannon Falls Company, located in Cannon Falls Minnesota. I've loved this home ever since I saw it pictured in their book "Celebrating Home".
Can you picture yourself looking out the window as you sip hot chocolate or wassail. Each season I make Percolator Punch, which is sort of like wassail, you can find the recipe here. It makes the whole house smell so yummy. But I must admit, my favorite winter drink is really spiced tea. Cold iced tea in the summer and hot spiced tea in the Winter. I think this is a Southern drink, that my aunt would make each winter for us and I've just continued the tradition. I made a batch a few weeks ago and it was just about gone, until today when a friend of mine gave me a fresh batch she'd made. Here's the recipe, hope you try it:
- 1 1/2 cups instant tea powder
- 2 cups orange flavored instant breakfast powder (use Tang if you can find it)
- 1 (3-ounce) package lemonade mix
- 3/4 cup
(I would recommend using less sugar because it can be too sweet)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Combine all ingredients until well blended. Store mix in an airtight container.
- To make 1 cup of spiced tea: Place 2 teaspoons tea mix in a cup, add boiling water, stir and enjoy!
I didn't mean to get off the subject of book, but just had to share the recipes with you. Here are more pictures of the book for you to enjoy and to get you more excited that the Christmas season is just around the corner.
Will you travel for the holidays or spend it at home with family and friends? Please share what your plans are, I'd love to know. In whatever direction you take for the holiday, remember it's not just about the gifts, but you probably already know that, it's truly the love and fellowship and spending it with those that matter most in your life. I wish you all a happy White Wednesday and Christmas season.