Recently, I’ve been trying to come up with new ideas for dinner parties. Last weekend, it was my friend Jaime’s birthday and she was hosting a party on Saturday night. Naturally, I wanted to bring something that everyone would enjoy on a cold fall evening and my first thought was cider.
As it turned out, it was a real crowd-pleaser. Best part? Little effort and costs involved. Here’s what it took:
1 bottle of Spiced Apple Cider from Trader Joes ($2.99)
3 Lemons ($0.49 each)
1 pinch of salt
5 cinnamon sticks ($2.99)
3 sliced apples ($3)
A large pan and 1 1/2 hours of tv watching/magazine reading (while it simmers).
For a grand total of less than $15 ($22 with the apple brandy add-in), it’s definitely worth the cost. Your friends will be raving about it until Christmas come (when we surprise them with spiked eggnog)!
Fall and Fabulous,