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Patti’s Saga of an RV Rookie; or “Ya Better Watch Out ” or You’ll Have the Whole Park Under Your Awning for the Holidays!

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cider glass

Get ready for visitors, like 'em or not!

You don’t have to drink alcohol to have a good time. Yeah, yeah, for those of you rolling your eyes (and you know who you are), bear with me;  I’ve factored you in near the end of this blog.  On one thing we can agree: RVer’s tend to be a sociable lot, with the holidays bringing out the social butterflies in even the Scooge-iest of us. You combine the holidays and free-wheelin’ RVer’s and you got something going!

Here’s an alcohol-free crockpot recipe for a truly memorable hot apple cider-cranberry drink. And you imbibers, just hang on; I told you I’ll get to you in a bit:

This is a recipe I’ve made during several seasons of life (the details of which shall remain unknown except to those present at the time):

Hot Apple Cider-Cranberry Crockpot Crowd Pleaser

3 parts apple cider
1 part cranberry juice or juice cocktail
1/4 cup of brown sugar or honey (to taste)
cinnamon sticks
whole cloves

*optional but great: put a small pat of butter on top of hot drink after pouring into cup.

Simmer on low in crockpot for about 5-7 hours or until the whole park or campground creeps over on some phony pretext

Now, for you party animals: Keep a bottle of bourbon behind that fake plant under the awning for when neighbors mosey on over because they smell cider.  If someone intimates ( through the raised-eyebrow technique) they want to know ” you got anything” for that cider, just haul out the bottle and let them do what they will.

Happy Tales to you, and from my family to yours,

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, and every possible joyous religious and secular greeting known to God or man.


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