It's cold outside,
and I'm a little chilly.
I have a headache,
and I have no voice.
It's the holiday season . . .
My Mr. had me meet him outside of Costco.
He bought me 2 gallons of apple juice.
T.W.O. whole gallons!
That's a lot of apple juice!
He thought it would be great for my throat.
What can I say -- I have a thoughtful man!
I can tell you what would actually be good for my throat . . .
about 3 days of nothing to do,
locked up in my house!
THAT would bring healing, I think!
But since that isn't going to happen,
I think I'll do something with my two gallons of apple juice,
to help soothe me very sore throat.
I made a cup of hot spiced cider for one!
Single Serve Hot Spiced Cider
1 cup apple juice
4 whole cloves
2 allspice berries
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon OR 1 cinnamon stick*
1 tsp. brown sugar
a WEE little, entsy, tensy bit of orange flavoring
In a microwave safe mug, add the juice, spices, and sugar. Heat for 2 minutes.
Remove from microwave, stirring in the WEE little, entsy, tensy bit of orange flavoring. Stir thoroughly . . .especially if you used the ground cinnamon rather than the cinnamon stick! That cinnamon is difficult to dissolve!
Let the spices steep as the cider cools to a tolerable temperature for your tongue! Remove the cloves, allspice berries, and stick cinnamon, if used, before enjoying! Otherwise, it's a bit bothersome!
*A cinnamon stick would be much better . . . the ground cinnamon doesn't really dissolve that well. It eventually settles on the bottom of the cup.
**These amounts were based on my personal preference . . .you adjust as it suites your fancy!