“Lifting humanity’s spirit is its own reward. So, grab a bough and blaze the Yule. The Holidays are here.”
One of my favorites things to do during the Christmas season is to decorate all over, just like my Maman did. Pretty bows on plants, poinsettia tablecloth, votive candles here and there, etc. and of course a fresh evergreen wreath on the front door that hopefully cheers a person walking by the cul-de-sac.
About 5 years ago, I bought a miniature fir tree and planted it by our wooden fence. Now with its branches wide enough, I can circle around tinsel garland to create a new outdoor delight.
Here, catch some of the holiday magic to wrap yourself with during this awesome celebration of life, with plenty of ornaments, sweets, gifts under the tree, loving family and neighbors…and some spicy beverages to sip away any stress:
Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider
In a pot over low heat, stir 3 cups apple cider, 2 cups cranberry juice, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp. ground nutmeg and 1 slice of lemon. Cook 15-20 minutes and serve warm.
Nutmeg Eggnog Banana Blast
Combine the following ingredients in blender with 1 cup ice cubes:
3 sliced bananas, 3 cups eggnog, 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. Puree smooth and serve in glasses.
Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
In a saucepan over medium heat, pour 1 cup hot cocoa mix, 4 cups any milk and 2 tsp. each cinnamon vanilla, cook 5 minutes and serve.
Voila! Joyeux Noel et Bon Appetit