While sampling some of the food, after taking a series of photographs for the honored guests, this woman told me her recipe for hot apple cider, so I decided to give it a try today. That way I would know if I could pull it off for the real cooks in my family at Thanksgiving. My mom tried it, gave her nod of approval, so I guess that's a go-ahead.
Hot Apple Cider
1 gallon apple juice (any cheap brand will do)
4 or 5 bay leaves (What?)
handful of cloves
a few sticks of cinnamon
Add the apple juice to the spiced water.
Add brown sugar to taste.
Yes, I'm going to strain the drink. I'll make a new batch of this on Thanksgiving Day, but I'll keep it warm in the crock pot and then I'll get out of everyone's way because I'm not old enough to be in the kitchen with them, even if they are using my kitchen.