Mmmmm, yes that’s me, sitting back enjoying a hot drink and thinking about all I have to be thankful for. Seriously, even through my hectic, chaotic life, I’m loving every minute. You will probably hear me go on and on during this time of year. But I have the greatest family on Earth (I swear, even the extended family members are so super awesome and amazing!), wonderful friends, and a new cute little house. What more could I ask for?
At this time of year there are so many things that I am thankful for. One thing I try to never forget about during the seasons is the smell and taste of the season. See this post of mine for more smells of the seasons. Because my Mom used to make the same things at the Holidays, certain smells or tastes will always remind me of that Holiday! I hope to pass these kind of memory invoking things on to my children. We make this drink, and another one called Wassail, during Autumn and Winter.
This drink is from a mix that you make and then just pull it out all Autumn and Winter long. When Erika got married, the sisters got together and made up a bunch of those Make-A-Mixes (we love making those together because you can get more bang for your buck! We’ve done them a couple of times over the years). This is one of the mixes we found. It’s great because I store the jar in my pantry and whenever I feel like just a cup of hot spiced orange drink, I whip it up!
Hot Spiced Orange Drink Recipe:
1 10 oz jar Tang orange crystals
2oz Lemonade Mix
2 C Sugar
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Cloves
Mix and store in a covered container.
To make into a drink, mix 2-3 tsp of Hot Spiced Orange Drink powder mix and 1 C boiling water.
Make a jar of the powder mix. Then, make yourself a cup. Then, put your feet up, relax, and enjoy. Hot drinks are always so soothing to me.