Friday, December 21, 2012

Just That Kind of Day

Grab your favorite pair of earmuffs. Time to celebrate Chester Greenwood Day and the the first day of winter December 21. Chester Greenwood at the age of 18 received the first patent for Greenwood Champion Ear Protectors, known as earmuffs, in Farmington, Maine, which later became the earmuff capital of the world. 
 Lee Bennett Hopkins
winter winds
begin to 
begin to 
begin to 
winter winds
too gruff
it's time 
to wear 
a pair of 
I might also add... time to sit by the fire and warm up with a steaming cup of Apple Cran-Raspberry drink.
Apple Cran-Raspberry Drink
  • 64 oz. apple cider
  • 2 cups cran-raspberry drink (I used product Ocean Spray)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 5 small cinnamon sticks (3 inch)
  • orange slices
  • In a large pan on the stove add all ingredients except orange slices
  • Warm on low for an hour, stir occasionally
  • The last 10 minutes add orange slices
To serve:
Remove cinnamon sticks
Cook's note: If serving a large group double recipe and warm in a crock pot   
This photo was taken recently after a winter storm up north.

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