Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve: Classic Christmas Wassail and 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Recap

It's Christmas Eve! 
My favorite day of the year!

Today my family's traditions include Christmas Brunch at Hotel Hershey

lots of baking and probably a nap, 

dinner at a Japanese Hibachi restaurant, 

and my favorite of all... 11:00pm Christmas Eve Service 
at my home church: Second Presbyterian Church
I just love the time with friends and family 
and ending with worshipping our infant Savior 
who is Emmanuel - God WITH us!

So we are not doing a lot on the blog today or tomorrow. 
However, here is a quick and easy, super delicious 
and festive recipe for Classic Christmas Wassail.

Classic Christmas Wassail

photo from kost103.5

Shopping List:

1 gallon Apple Cider

2 pints Cranberry Juice

1 1/2 C Sugar

4 sticks Cinnamon

1 cloved Orange

Optional: Cranberries or Pomegranate Arils

1. In a 6 quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from kost103.5

This would be great to throw in the slow cooker 
Christmas morning and have ready for Christmas dinner!

We even made these little wassail packets as 
Christmas gifts for our Young Life donors this year.

And now a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies:

1st Day of Christmas Cookies: Tessa's Lemon Cookies

2nd Day of Christmas Cookies: Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

3rd Day of Christmas Cookies: Christmas Toffee Bark

4th Day of Christmas Cookies: Trish's Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

5th Day of Christmas Cookies: Katie's Sugar Cookie Cutouts with Royal Icing

6th Day of Christmas Cookies: Melissa's Peppermint Puppy Chow

7th Day of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

8th Day of Christmas Cookies: Julie's Peanut Butter Blossoms

9th Day of Christmas Cookies: Hannah's Cran-Pistachio Cookies

10th Day of Christmas Cookies: Candy Cane Blossoms

11th Day of Christmas Cookies: Carly's Pizzelles

12th Day of Christmas Cookies: Katie's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge

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5th Day of Christmas Cookies: Katie's Sugar Cookie Cutouts with Royal Icing

Thank you to all of these women for contributing!

Merry Christmas Eve!

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