I’m working toward that Christmas spirit. It’s coming along nicely. I’m normally a scrooge, but for some reason this year I’m kind of excited about it. O and I will be spending Christmas together for the first time ever. I’m taking the week before Christmas off for a change of pace. I hope to be able to complete many projects in that time, both knitting and not. Like laundry, for instance.
Also, our friendship celebration is tomorrow night! Now, to hunt for a good mulled wine recipe. Here is one:
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
750 ml red wine
1/4 cup brandy
Simmer water with, sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and peel of one lemon in a stainless steel pot for 10 minutes. Pour in the wine, heat to a “coffee temperature” (do not boil) and add brandy.
I like the idea of adding additional booze to the wine. Maybe I’ll sub out the brandy for bourbon, though. I kind of want to bring eggnog, too, but I don’t want everyone to just go to sleep. I’ll see where this spirit takes me!