Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My New Mug

My daughters are very kind and considerate young women. 
Every now and then they do something for me.....just because! 
They other day they went to Starbucks for their favorite iced tea drinks.  Not only did they get a Gingerbread Latte for me, Mandy also bought this really cute mug and gave it to me.....just because!

She knew I'd love it because there's a cute little squirrel on it.  Inside the mug it says: “One day a squirrel went out looking for acorns and found a friend.”  Who's the friend?  A cute little mouse named Huxley!  I love the tiny mouse on the handle.  Now I just need to decide where this mug will be living......on my desk at work OR on the nightstand in my bedroom.  Hmmmmmmmm.

Well, at least I know what I'll be drinking from it.
This is one of my favorite cold weather drinks.  I found it on the Country Living website.
1/2 gallon(s) apple cider
1/3 cup(s) dark brown sugar
2 stick(s) cinnamon
5 whole allspice berries
1 (1/2 inch by 1/2 inch) chunk fresh ginger, peeled
3 whole cloves
8 slice(s) orange
In a 3-quart saucepan, combine cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, ginger, and cloves. Heat to a simmer and allow to cook 20 minutes. Strain into a punch bowl and garnish with orange slices. Serve warm.


Lululiz said...

The mug is so cute! What a lovely little surprise for you, your daughters are very thoughtful.

LDH said...

A just because gift from your kids keeps a mom's heart warmed for a long time! Even so your delicious cider beverage. The mug is so very cute! Adorable design and characters.

Have a happy week, Marie, sipping cider! :)

Debbie said...

What a cute little mug from your sweet daughters. I think I would have to keep it at home to enjoy that warm cider from. :)


Shelley said...

That's a very sweet mug...and how sweet of your daughter to bring it home to you...hope your Thanksgiving was very blessed Marie...blessings to you,Shelley

Jo said...

That's so nice of them to do. It's ultra cute!

Ann said...

what an adorable mug. You have such sweet daughters. That hot drink sounds yummy. Perfect for a cold winter evening.

Shelley said...

That is so incredibly sweet. How fun to have a special mug. It makes cold winter nights much more tolerable! :)

Anonymous said...

my boyfriend included the same mug in my Christmas present! It's so adorable, I love it. I think he's the squirrel and I'm the mouse. ;)