Winter

Happy Holidays To All!!

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Hi all, I’ve been gone for quite a while now and I have to say I really miss doing a daily post.

I decided to set aside a few minutes to post this “Happy Holidays” message to everyone.
 
 
 
 
“It’s the time of year when the holiday season is celebrated with great cheer. My hope is you will be encircled by love and warmth with family and friends during this holiday season.”
 
 
 
Happy Holidays to All!!
 
 
 

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January 17 – Hot Buttered Rum Day

 

Warm yourself up with this sweet spin on rum.


 
Hot buttered-rum-600x420A cocktail made with boiling water, sugar and spices is traditionally referred to as a “toddy,” and made with whiskey or sherry. Warm alcoholic beverages such as glogg, mulled wine and toddies originated in Northern Europe, where beer, cider, wine and spirits were mulled with sugar and spices to add some cheer to cold winter days.

Hot buttered rum is a toddy (specifically, a rum toddy). Toddies can be made of any spirit—bourbon, brandy, tequila, Scotch and other whiskeys are popular.

Hot buttered rum was a favorite in Colonial America. Rum is a New World spirit, made of molasses, a by-product of sugar refining. Distilleries in the Colonies were making rum from the molasses by the 1650s, and “hot buttered rum” joined the toddies and nogs of English tradition (a nog is a beverage made of beaten eggs).

Hot buttered rum is traditionally made with dark rum, which has been aged in oak barrels to develop a deeper, molasses flavor. You can use light rum or spiced rum for a milder or spicier flavor, respectively. Dark rums can also be drunk straight.

You may see photos of, or recipes for, creamy toddies, which add cream or ice cream to the basic recipe. These are new interpretations, not traditional toddies, which were not cream beverages.

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Ingredients Per Serving:

1 small slice unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 pinch each allspice, ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, as desired
2-3 ounces dark rum
Boiling water
Optional garnish: cinnamon stick, lemon wheel, star anise

Preparation:

Place the butter, sugar and spices in an Irish coffee glass, glass mug
or other mug. Cream together (muddle).
Add rum (three ounces for a stronger drink).
Add an equal amount of boiling water. Stir well.
Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

If the drink is too strong for your liking, add more boiling water.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

The mixture of butter, sugar and spices is referred to as the “batter.” It can be made in advance, with rum and boiling water added as the drinks are requested. For a larger recipe:

Mix 1 stick unsalted butter, 1 cup light brown sugar (you can add more—up to 2 cups—for a sweeter drink), 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves. Cream ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate, covered.

Per cup, add 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the Irish coffee glass or mug, then top with 2-3 ounces of rum and an equal amount of boiling water. Stir well, garnish as desired.
 
 
 
 

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January 11 – National Hot Toddy Day

 

La Penúltima! It’s National Hot Toddy Day.


 
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There’s a national holiday for everything it seems, and today, we celebrate the Hot Toddy! The holidays are over and winter is starting. Unfortunately with winter comes the cold and flu season.

What’s a Hot Toddy?

A Hot Toddy is a cocktail most often consumed during colder months, a perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day, and believed to relieve cold and flu symptoms. The traditional Hot Toddy is made with a mix of honey, lemon, hot water, and the spirit of your choice (usually whiskey, brandy, or rum). Of course, we’ve come a long way since then, with mixologists creating their own concoctions adding in everything from cinnamon sticks and cloves, to tea infusions and homemade whipped creams.

 
 
We all know it’s freezing out and having a Hot Toddy is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day.

Do yourself a favor and quench your Hot Toddy craving today.

La Penúltima! Meaning: “the one before the last one”
 
 
 
 

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December 14 – Target’s Daily Deal

 
Guys look good in pea coats, and bargains look good in your budget.
We think everything’s looking pretty good right about now.

Merona® Men’s Peacoat – Assorted Colors (Charcoal Heather, Ebony, Navy, Olive)

Target Daily Deal 12.14.12 - Mens Peacoat
 
 
List Price: $64.99
Online Price: $40.00
You Save: $24.99 (38%)
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Sizing: Men with a Classic Fit
Protective Features: Wrinkle Resistant, Wind Resistant
Garment Detail: Fully Lined
Material: 61 % Wool, 30 % Polyester, 9 % Other Fiber
Fabric Weight: Heavyweight Fabric Construction
Collar Style: Wide Lapels Collar
Sleeve Length: Long Sleeves
Closure Style: Button Front Closures
Pocket Style: Slant Side Pockets
Care and Cleaning: Dry Clean Only
 
 
 

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Holiday cookie baskets

 

Holiday cookies are part of many Holiday celebrations. We look forward to baking cookies for friends and family and Holiday cookies are the perfect gift for holiday parties, family celebrations, and office parties.

Celebrate this Holiday Season with cookies!
Shop the selection of holiday cookie baskets below.


 

 
 
 
 

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Holiday Cards on Sale

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to save on holiday cards! Enjoy 75% off all holiday greetings, photo cards and invitations. Includes Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s.

Offer ends Nov. 25th. Use Code: CCN2175.

 
 
 
 

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The Hunt is On – Cont.

Black Friday iPhone and iPad cover blowout.

Over 45 styles to choose from.


 

AMAZING DEALS don’t stop with Black Friday!

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USE CODE: ZSUPERSALE4U


 
 
 

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The hunt is on!

 

Nothing but DIY…

 

Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
 
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.

 

So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.

 

As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.

 

Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.

 

The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

 
 
So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the parenting.com website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.

 
 
 
 

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September 29th – National Coffee Day

 

Today is National Coffee Day


 
There are over 400 billion cups of coffee consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil.

I’m so glad coffee has its own day for us to recognize its goodness. In honor of the day some local and national businesses will offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Make sure to pay attention to social media sites as some businesses plan to share coupons and specials with their loyal followers.

FREE COFFEE:
Krispy Kreme: Offering a FREE 12 oz cup of coffee on Saturday, September 29.

McDonalds: Offering FREE Small Premium Roast McCafe Coffee September 23-29. (Possibly east coast only. Check your location)

Dunkin Donuts: Offering a hot or 16-ounce iced latte for 99 cents with a coupon good through Sunday. Also, get a pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee for $5.99 at participating restaurants while supplies last. Limit’s two per guest.
 
 
 
 

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