We've had a lot of people helping us out with driving the girls to and from school these past few weeks and I needed to say a big thanks (in a small way). I had thought about making cookies, but wasn't sure that was the best idea due to dietary restrictions, etc. Then I saw this photo on my friend Tracie's instagram feed (my instagram page is here if you're interested in following) and was inspired to do some internet searching for a recipe I might be able to gift.
I combined a few recipes I found and came up with this:
1 orange (with a note to quarter it before use), 1/2 cup cranberries, 3 cinnamon sticks and 1T of whole cloves. The instructions couldn't be simpler...put everything in a saucepan, add water (1/4-1/2 full), and heat on the lowest setting (add more water as needed).
I'm not sure how it will smell when it is cooking but the cinnamon and cloves made my kitchen smell amazing while I assembled them. I added a hand-written recipe/thank you note and we were all set to deliver a little dose of holiday cheer.