With Halloween fast approaching, Mike and I decided to throw a pumpkin party for our friends. We all went togetehr to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect canvas, and took them back home for carving. What fun was had! Delicious food, friends, and an impromptu whiffle ball game are the makings of a perfect weekend.
I think our pumpkins show our personalities especially well…
The masterpieces, all together!
Here is the recipe for the delicious apple cider we had:
Adapted from: Allrecipes.com, Submitted by Stella
1 gallon unfiltered apple juice
1/3 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
5 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
12 whole allspice berries
2 orange peels (no white part)
2 lemon peels (no white part)
- Place everything into a crock pot.
- Heat for on low for at least 4 hours or on high for 2 hours before serving.
- If you are cooking on a stove top, cook for at least 30 minutes on medium low.
- Strain out the peels, cloves, allspice berries, and cinnamon sticks if desired.