Thanks for a great meeting!!!
|So, we decided to trade books. If you were unable to attend and would like to trade in your current book for a new one, please see Mr. Feick. Hopefully by the time we meet again in December, we will have our White Pine books to take home for the Christmas Break.
Next meeting: Thursday, December 17
Also, as requested...
Hot Mulled Cider
|2 L||Apple cider, fresh, unseasoned|
|3/4 - 1 c||Brown sugar, packed|
|1/2 can||Frozen orange concentrate|
|2 heaping T||Cloves, loose or in a tea ball or bound in cheesecloth|
Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and allow to simmer for 2 hours. Once you start drinking the cider the cloves very quickly begin to warm up the mixer, so if you're not over fond of cloves, you may wish to remove them. Cinnamon sticks can be washed, allowed to thoroughly air dry and reused in your next batch.
Homemade Caramel Sauce
|2 c||Brown sugar, packed|
|1 c||Half-n-half, regular or light|
|1/2 c||Butter, salted, chunked|
Combine all but the vanilla in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Allow to boil for 5 - 7 minutes, whisking to keep the sugar from burning. Mixture will thicken to a milky consistency. Add vanilla and continue to cook for 1 min. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes--it gets quite hot. If you have leftovers (or are making ahead) store in a reheatable container and store in the fridge. Sauce becomes thick when cooled. Reheat without bringing to a boil otherwise the butter may tend to separate from the mixture.
Quite yummy drizzled over fresh apple slices which you can keep from turning brown by immersing then in a bath of 3 parts water to 1 part lemon juice. Allow to soak for approximately 10 minutes then rinse in cold water.