Rainy Day Ideas For Family Fun

How about some quiet time after the busy visiting of the season today. Find some puzzles, or read a book either on your own or together. Make a comfy corner if you don’t already have one with those extra pillows and blankets we all have around the house. Also enjoy a nice warm cup of apple cider.

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15 v 1


  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. orange zest
  • pure maple syrup, optional for added sweetness


  1. Combine spices in a sauce pan and cook over medium-high heat until aromatic, about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the nutmeg, and stir to combine.  The, add in the apple juice and orange zest.  Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, depending on how strong you like your cider.
  4. Pour juice through a fine-mesh sieve, into a mug. Allow to cool slightly.

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