Our afternoon, at Lauren's coffeeshopJill and I set off on Thursday morning, with no directions but north, our handy map, a car full of food and cassette tapes (a perfect combination of items, if you ask me!). We were headed with the end destination of Fort Wilderness; where Lauren is working lately. When we arrived, we were greeted with Lauren's radiant smile and the beauty of the north woods. The colors were so vibrant here, and there was so much fresh water, everywhere. Really, a revitalizing setting indeed.
Tonight, as we reflect on the weekend, we decided that there was nothing left to prepare on a fall day, but mulled wine. Mulled wine is a fall favorite of Jill and mine. In fact, I was surprised that I hadn't written about it yet! But, this is the first batch of mulled wine we have prepared this season (though it will certainly not be the last...) and so I am happy to share the recipe with you!
A warm mug of mulled wine!For a warm fall treat, that will warm your heart and soul, I urge you to make a batch for yourself:
1 jug of your favorite red wine
3 cinnamon sticks
10 all-spice berries
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1cup of brandy
1. Combine all the ingredients and heat over low heat. Allow to simmer and share flavors.
2. Pour into your favorite mug and share with your favorite friends!
Now, this recipe is all approximations. We change it a bit every time, but this serves as a great base! Tonight, we will share this with some dear friends, as we work on a fall puzzle: it is bound to be a good week, indeed!