Crockpot Cinnamon Apple Cider

Halloween, football, foliage, sweaters & boots, snuggling & blankets: ahh – this is fall and I’m LOVING it! However, my fingers seem to stay cold from about mid-September on through the winter. Factor in my native love of tea and spices, and you’ve got a yummy solution to keep my hands warm – crockpot cinnamon apple cider!!

Yesterday was football Sunday – yet another practically all-day husband-y love affair with flipping channels, talking smack via text to his fantasy buddies (can you believe that’s actually a thing?!), and yelling at the inch-tall NFL players many miles away. And the crazy thing is, this goes on ’til FEBRUARY. Oof. What’s a happy wife to do? Well, lazy food crafts 🙂

 

I’m all for some good old-fashioned weekend cooking. Who doesn’t love hours of jamming to Norah Jones and stirring a Dutch oven full of increasingly perfect chili? But on football Sunday, when Matt is cozied up on the couch in his fleecy football pants with our pup Charlie, I just want to curl up with my little family! Enter crockpot cinnamon apple cider – two ingredients, a few hours of minimally supervised marinating, and then get your mugs ready. I love lazy food!

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Combine both ingredients in a small crockpotand cover.
  2. Simmer on low until hot; I recommend at least an hour to let the cinnamon mingle with the cider!

Curl up & enjoy!

Make this one your own, as I always recommend – if you have some fresh, whole nutmeg, consider adding a few shavings of nutmeg zest; chuck in some cloves or other delicious spices. I don’t have a pantry full of fresh, raw spices, but in my head I totally do. Ahh, someday 🙂

I’ll admit, this version of cider was so yummy we made it two nights in a row so we could enjoy some hot cinnamon cider with a little dash of whiskey on Halloween night while watching a scary (stupid) movie! What’s your favorite fall beverage?! Apples are very New England this time of year, but I’m not as familiar with traditions elsewhere, and I’d love to learn!!


Well, my mug is lifted to meet yours – sending you warmth, sweetness and a little spice during this gorgeous time of year!

Happy fall, sweet friends and family!

Eliza

A Happy Wife

Happy Wife, Creative Life

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