Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall/Holiday Treat (Recipe Included)

Since marrying James, I have been privy to 3 amazing family tradition foods.
1) The best mashed potatoes I have ever EVER had. And I LOVE mashed potatoes
2) Chocolate Mousse Pie. James dad will not reveal his recipe just yet. But someday I will get it. It is seriously AMAZING. This is the single most exciting food that I look forward to for the Holidays.
3) Wassail. seriously, this drink makes me feel like I actually get to experience fall and winter.

These foods are always expected around the holidays. And although they can be made all year round, it just isn't the same. It's the same reason Starbucks waits to have Pumpkin Spice, it's just not the same if you were able to have it all the time.... although, these foods would definitely not be taken for granted if I were to have them more often throughout the entire year. These foods just make me feel like "ahhh, the holidays are here!"

After getting James approval I am going to share our wonderful Wassail drink recipe. And although I am sure you can probably find this recipe on the world wide web. I have not tried all those recipes, and I can't suggest something I haven't tried... So take my word, this Wassail recipe is THE BEST and you should definitely try it out! It's simple and hearty and just ohhhhh sooooo goood!

Schmitz Wassail Recipe:
1 32 oz Crandberry Juice
2 32oz  Apple Cider
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Orange
Whole Cloves

Pour cranberry juice and apple cider into a crock pot. Turn crock pot on medium and let sit.
Take 1 orange and slice it it, leaving the peel on.
Push whole cloves through the peel on each slice. 
Put  orange slices into crock pot.
Put cinnamon sticks into crock pot.
Heat for 15 minutes. Then Enjoy!

It's super easy and ridiculously yummy! Let me know if you get a chance to make it!


Carly Anne said...

This looks incredible. I'm going to try it out this weekend. :)

Breanne said...

I came up with a Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappe recipe. It was SO yummy and easy to make. ;)
I'll post about it soon!

This wassail looks incredible too. I looked for cinnamon sticks everywhere at the store and couldn't find them! I will try one more place and when it cools down a bit more I will have to try this!

James (hubby) said...

One little correction - 15 min on a crock pot's medium heat won't do. This last time it seemed more like 1 hour in High heat was about right. Then you can set it to medium or low heat just to keep it warm. OR you can do it faster on a stove top.

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