Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happiness is Birthdays

Wednesday was Kristen's birthday, so since it was in the middle of the week we celebrated a little bit on Wednesday and then celebrated some more on Friday night. On Wednesday night we all ate dinner together at home, and then had some cupcakes that were made by Anna and Lacey. Anna and Lacey took on the job of making the cupcakes because they didn't have any exams, and we were all so proud of their work, that we decided it deserved a shout out on the blog.

The birthday girl and the happy cupcake makers.

Then on Friday night we all went to Olive Garden and then came back to the BH and played cards. We wanted to try a new recipe for cider, so we made that and drank it while we played.

The cider turned out so good! And it can be drank hot or cold. We chilled it and drank it cold, but you could also drink it hot if you prefer.

Spiced Cider Punch:
1 cup sugar
2 qt. apple cider or juice, divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 can (12 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 at. ginger ale, chilled
-In dutch oven, combine the sugar, 1 cup cider, cinnamon, and allspice. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; add orange juice concentrate and remaining cider. Cool. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, transfer to a punch bowl, stir in ginger ale.


  1. Happy Birthday to KREE!! This one makes me happy!

  2. I'm gonna have to try that punch!

  3. You left out a very important ingredient steph...