Scenes and recipes from our little holiday gathering…
Our IKEA Christmas Tree – a real sparkler!
Bailey’s Irish Cream Cookies, Frosted Cut Outs and Glazed Spritz
Almond Joy Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (with festive drizzle!)
My “Shortcut” Sangria – punch bowl from Crate & Barrel
3 Liters red wine (the cheaper, the better – I used a large jug of Carlo Rossi – $16!)
1 can apple juice concentrate
4 apples, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 oranges, 2 sliced and 2 juiced
6 limes, 3 sliced and 3 juiced
4 lemons, 2 sliced and 2 juiced
2 T. sugar
Mix apple juice with 2 cups cold water. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine wine, fruit, juices and sugar. Stir and chill until ready to serve, or overnight. You can also add flavored or plain vodka, a splash of triple sec or apricot brandy for a REALLY festive punch bowl.