Friday, December 19, 2008

Spiced Wine and Europe!

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Okay, so I don't really have a "recipe" for this drink but here is what I am using

Apple cider
Red wine
Cloves
Cinnamon sticks
Apples (granny smith)
Sugar

I've looked up a few recipes to see what proportions to use but I don't
like measuring things so by eye I will add half to two thirds cider and
half to one third red wine to a crockpot, I will probably heat about
two cups of the cider on the stove to dissolve the sugar in before
adding it to the mix, about 1 1/2 cups of sugar. One or two sliced apples in
the crockpot add a nice flavor and are tasty to chew on when it soaks up
all the juice! Cinnamon sticks and cloves to taste. I have seen some
recipes use brandy in it as well, so we will see what we have around
when I am making it.  :)

Can't wait!

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Katie







Alexander and Katie's Christmas Trip Itinerary:




December 25:  Fly out of Will Rogers Airport in OKC late afternoon.

December 26:  Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany in the evening.  Take the train from the Frankfurt Airport to Zurich. Meet up with a friend in Zurich.  My (Alexander) cousin and her family live in Winkel, which is a suburb of Zurich.  We will be taking advantage of their hospitality during our stay in Switzerland.

December 27 - January 3: Hang out with family and explore Switzerland.  Possibly catch a train to Paris for the New Year's Eve/New Year's celebration.

January 3:  Take the train or bus to Austria.

January 4:  Take in an early morning mass in the Hapsburg Palace with the Vienna Boys Choir and then meet up with more friends in the afternoon.

January 4-7:  Explore Austria.

January 7:  Leave for Bratislava, Slovakia.  Spend the day exploring Bratislava.

January 8:  Travel to Prague, in the Czech Republic.  

January 8-10: Explore Prague.

January 10-11:  Travel back to Frankfurt and fly home from the Frankfurt airport.

January 11: Arrive back in OKC late in the evening.

Some of this is tentative.  Most of our plans for time spent exploring is pretty open ended. :)

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Alexander

3 comments:

erin said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try it!

Theresa said...

The Spiced Wine looks good. I pray that you and Alex have a wonderful and fun trip!!! Post pictures!!

Donna said...

The Spiced wine looks yummy! It will be good to try over this next cold spell.

Your trip looks like so much fun! It is great that you are taking advantage of the opportunites available now, because later, with kids, it will be so much more difficult to get away. Post pictures!