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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

For The Holidays And All The Cold Weather And The Playoffs And The Superbowl And Whatever Else There Is To Celebrate Before All You Christians Run Into Lent What Celebrates Nuttin’

OK, so it’s time to gather round the Christmas Tree, Check out your presents, and enjoy it all. So, let’s have some holly, jolly times and break out the spirits. Well Christmas and the New Year are times to celebrate and enjoy the world so toast it up. And I hope you all enjoy the Playoff Games and the Superbowl too. So here is something to enjoy the rest of most of the winter, whatever. Celebrate now and often, ‘cause ,it ain’t far off till Lent.

Some Warmer Uppers For The Cold Weather

Red-Hot Apple Cider

    Combine 2/3 cup red cinnamon candies and 8 cups apple cider; warm it and stir occasionally to melt candy. When ready to serve, mix in 1 cup brandy and add thin apple slices.

Mulled Red Wine

    Mix two 750-ml bottles dry red wine such as Zinfandel, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 5 whole cloves, 4 cinnamon sticks, 4 allspice berries, and 4 peppercorns. Warm it up but don’t boil or cook it, just warm it. Serve with fresh-cut orange slices.

Winter Tea

    Mix 2 1/2 cups water, 2 cups orange juice, 1 1/4 cups cranberry juice, 5 star anise, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. When hot, add 6 cran-apple tea bags, steep 8 minutes, and remove bags. Remove from heat and add 1 3/4 cups spiced rum.

Sugarplum Kiss

    Combine 3 3/4 cups peach nectar, 1 3/4 cups prune juice, 2 1/2 cups sweet white wine, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 6 cinnamon sticks, 5 whole cloves, and 5 cardamom pods. Warm and serve in sugar-rimmed glasses.

Ya’all Have A Merry Christmas,
And A Happy New Year Now, Ya’ Heah

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