Happy Anniversary to Me!
My office held a 15 year anniversary open house last weekend and we had so much fun! People that I hadn't seen in years showed up. There was a lot of conversation and laughter, great food and my apple cider punch. Many people asked for the apple cider punch recipe. I have made this before for other parties with sugar. This time I used liquid stevia as the sweetener and I think it turned out very well!
1 gallon apple cider
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 ½ teaspoons liquid stevia OR 1 cup of sugar
Mix all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then let simmer gently for 7-10 minutes. Let cool a bit and then strain. You can serve it warm or once cool enough can be refrigerated.
I made a stevia ginger ale ice ring by freezing the homemade ginger ale syrup recipe in a bundt cake pan and putting orange slices in it.
To make the punch for the party, I gently warmed the bottom of the ginger ale ice ring in its pan and then slid it into the punch bowl, poured in the apple cider punch and then added 1-2 liters sparkling water and garnished with orange slices.
I was so busy having fun at the party, I never did get a picture of the punch bowl of goodness!
I'll be posting my Japanese chicken curry recipe sometime in the near future.
For no particular reason, here's a picture of Stretch looking at pictures on the computer. (: