My gift to you

Small house with a lighted window in a snow covered pine forest
Well as promised… here is your gift for celebrating Around The Table’s birthday with me and a special Christmas gift! But first, grab a mug of that cranberry tea (recipe below) and snuggle in by the fire or under a fuzzy blanket to read a holiday story! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Click here to read “Christmas Dream or Memory”

Cranberry tea

1 qrt. WaterCeramic mug with steam rising form it nestled in in a sprig of pine and pinecones in the snow

16oz Whole cranberries

In a dutch oven filled with the quart of water, bring water to a boil then add cranberries. Cover pot and let all the berries burst. This should take about 10 minutes. Using an aditional large stock pot, place strainer over stock pot and drain cranberries reserving the juice.

Add to juice-

1 qt water

¾ cup cinnamon candies

1 ½ cup sugar

12 whole cloves

2 cinnamon  sticks

Simmer 7 minutes, drain using dutch oven again so as to reserve juice. Return juice to stock pot.

Add to juice-

6 oz. frozen orange juice from concentrate

6 oz. frozen lemonade from concentrate

3 qrt water

Simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors. Serve hot. Your house will be filled with a glorious smell of Christmas spices!

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