Friday, October 7, 2011

Mulled Apple Cider

 It looks like Halloween to me, because the star anise looks like a spider!

My awesome friend Nora from NYC took the bus after work to Boston tonight.  I'm escaping to Vermont for the weekend with her, and I'm really excited.  We're going apple picking and Nora's found all these awesome fall festival-type events for us to check out, and it's also THE FIRST TIME I will be away from the baby for the night.  In fifteen months.

I will probably be really sad, but I'm also looking forward to 36 hours of freedom.

Anyways, her bus gets in at like, oh-dark-hundred tonight, so I made some mulled apple cider and it'll be waiting for us in the crockpot when she finally gets here.

And then we're off to Vermont for the weekend come morning!  I think it's safe to say that there will be lots of apple-themed crockpot dishes on here in the coming week.

The Tools:

- 2 qt crockpot

- 4 cups apple cider (we got ours at the farmer's market last week!!)
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 whole star anise (I just bought these and they are SO COOL)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 medium orange, peeled and pulled into segments

The Process:

Put all the ingredients in the crockpot.

Let it sit on low for 3-4 hours.

Serve garnished with an orange slice.  Enjoy!

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