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Friday, December 17, 2010

icicles, wassail and the christmas suit

Lots of icicles being made today....hopefully only inside not out.  We are too close now not to have a White Christmas!

Then I need to clean my house. It's almost like living in a gingerbread house, everything is coated with spices.  Speaking of which,  I found this lovely recipe for wassail that I need to try.  It's from The Pleated Poppy.  There is TEA in this Wassail!  I think I'm gonna love it.

Pleated Poppy Wassail
4 cups tea – she used earl grey tea, but says any plain tea would be fine, and brews it in her coffee maker.  I'll probably make it on the stove.
4 cups apple juice
4 cups cranberry juice
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
a handful of cloves
a few cinnamon sticks

Pour all this into a big pot on the stove and leave it on low all day long.  Makes 13 cups.

Lastly, what I'm watching today.... another favorite Christmas special.  What's your favorite to watch this season?  I'd love to know, maybe I haven't seen it.  I LOVE Christmas movies!

This is the Christmas episode of Keeping Up Appearances.  It's a wonderful British comedy about the queen of snobs, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet by her).  She's obsessed by perfection, image, etiquette and breeding and drives her family and friends crazy with her quest to climb the social ladder.  Enjoy!

Happy Weekend ~ Jenn xo


BumbleBeeLane said...

Jenn~ Thanks for sharing sounds wonderful for a christmas eve gathering.Warm Blessings!~Amy

~Judy~ said...

COOL looking icicles....how did you make them??

Beehive Needleworks said...

Yummm....perfect for a cold snowy evening! Tuck in and enjoy a Christmas movie (with a warm cuppa).

ctlogcabin said...

Jenn ~~ Thanks for sharing the Wassail recipe, sounds Wonderful and I'm sure would make the house smell Yummy !! Jenn your icicles are Beautiful ... EnJoy the rest of your Christmas preprations. Love & Big Hugs ~~ xox

BJ / daughternature said...

Jenn - I love how your icicles turned out. Are they made with cotton batting? I tried doing that one time and they just did not work out. Yours look great. Merry Christmas! - BJ

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