Happy Turkey Day!!!!
Now that I’m starting to recover from my food coma, I can finally type.
The Theme was apple. It was entirely by accident that almost every meal had apples in it.
My friend’s turkey recipe, which is to die, a recipe her mom used to make, covers the turkey in seasoning, chopped apples, onions, and celery. And I learned how to baste a turkey for the first time in my 25 years on earth.
The stuffing a friend made also had apples in it. It sounded bizarre at first, but honestly, it was delicious.
We had a salad full of apples and Asian pears. It was amazing. I never had Asian pears before and now I only want to eat them.
My contributions to dinner were a caramel apple cheesecake and a drink I made up that was supposed to taste like fall in your mouth. I had to make a perfect fall drink, which was a little tricky. I didn’t want too much pumpkin or apple, just the right amount of pumapple- or at least that’s what my friend called it after drinking some.
I love playing bartender when Hector isn’t available to be the personal bartender.
I made the drink base since I knew there would be kiddos and people who don’t drink.
- 4 cups of apple cider
- 8 oz of orange juice
- 6 oz of lime or Lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice
For the nonalcoholic version, I used Cock and Bull ginger beer. Three ounces of ginger beer per glass. I recommend using a different drink, maybe pear juice, if you don’t like how spicy ginger beer is.
And for the alcoholic version, i was going for a margarita vibe. I used tequila- also three ounces per glass. Any tequila works; my personal choice of tequila is La Gritona. You can also replace the orange juice with an orange liqueur.
Since I’m extra, I like to garnish my drinks. I rimmed the glass with caramel and a cinnamon sugar mixture for both versions. Add ice and serve. This made about 8 cups.
Each cup is about 1/2 a cup of apple cider, so increase or decrease how much you would like to make based on that.