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This easy to prepare drink is guaranteed to warm you and your guests from head-to-toe on a cold winter’s night.
- 3 quarts apple cider
- 1/3 cup hot cinammon candies (e.g., “red hots” or “cinnamon imperials”)
- 1 tablesoon whole allspice
- 3 tablespoons honey
Heat cider, cinammon candies and allspice to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove allspice; stir in honey. Serve in mugs & garnish with cinnamon stick if desired. Makes 24 1/2 cup servings.
And I thought I had the folk within:
I had the sound of a violin;
I had a glimpse through curtain laces
Of youthful forms and youthful faces.
I had such company outward bound.
I went till there were no cottages found.
I turned and repented, but coming back
I saw no window but that was black.
Over the snow my creaking feet
Disturbed the slumbering village street
Like profanation, by your leave,
At ten o’clock of a winter eve.
Robert Frost (1874–1963). North of Boston, 1915.
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Over the next couple of months visitors to Simplify Christmas (yes, visits have remained consistently high, even through the spring and summer months of 2008) will notice some fairly dramatic changes in the organization and appearance of the site as I prepare for the official start-up date of November 1st. The first big change is this new theme – which will be modified as needed before the official start-up. Update: 09/27/2208: I’ve decided to stick with last year’s theme – better features, overall.
Do not be alarmed by the changes – Christmas 2007 is past, and Simplify Xmas 2008 is going to be even bigger and better than last year!