We truly do enjoy this time of year. I think it could very well be the yummiest time of year!
We have been enjoying hot chocolate, pumpkin lattes, apple butter on homemade biscuits, and cushaw pie.
This hot chocolate recipe is THE best homemade hot chocolate that we have ever tried. Madison found it online. We have memorized the recipe and can’t remember where it came from. Put 1/2 cup of milk, 1 Tablespoon of sugar, and 1/2 Tablespoon of cocoa in a mug. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir really well. I use a fork. Now add 1/2 Tablespoon of Hersheys syrup and microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir really well again and add marshmallows or whipped cream. Go ahead and try it. You will like it-I PROMISE!
This recipe is so good on those chilly mornings or right before bed. It really fills you up and stays with you for a while. I no longer fill left out when people talk about pumpkin lattes because I don’t like coffee. This is a no coffee pumpkin latte! You should try this recipe too. 🙂
1 quart milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1.Combine pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2.Use a whisk to blend well.
3.Heat to a simmer; do not boil.
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.Place apples in slow cooker in thirds, layering sugar between each layer.
2.Add rest of ingredients on top and pack them down as well as you can.
3.Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
4.Reduce heat to low. Open and give it a stir. Keep covered and cook 8 hours or until thick and dark brown, stirring occasionally. (You can do this overnight and can in the morning).
5.Uncover and cook for the last hour on low.
6.If a smoother apple butter is desired, you may puree in blender or food mill.
7.Place in sterile jars with lids and process for 10 minutes in hot water bath or you can freeze.
We have been doing a little decorating also. After seeing Donna’s decorations, we put up some also.
I hope you all are enjoying fall (and maybe even a little Christmas too)!