November 22nd, 2014
Some people have a thing for red sports cars, especially convertibles.
Not me. I drive a Toyota Highlander and love it. But my 85-year-old father-in-law is a big car fanatic, and this is a sad story about him and his red sports car. You see, he moved here from Arkansas about six months ago, and when he got here he wanted to get a new car. His friends had told my husband that it wasn’t safe for him to drive anymore, so we tried to talk him out of it. He insisted and bought this used Mercedes, thinking he would be able to pass a driver’s test.
But before he ever got to drive the car even once, a doctor advised him that he really shouldn’t be driving. Shortly after that, he had to move to an assisted living home, and now his red sports car is sitting in our garage. We’ve got it up for sale, but of course it’s not easy to sell a convertible in Utah during the winter. If you’ve read my Baked Potato Soup post, you know I’ve already tried to sell my house on my cooking blog, and I’m now officially adding a red sports car to the inventory! Contact me if you’re interested.
Update, May 4, 2012—We SOLD the car!!!!
When you were a kid, did you like Red Hots?
I still do. In fact, I have several recipes with Red Hots as the star ingredient. I’ll definitely be sharing them all with you, but I decided to start with this Candied Apple Cider. It’s delicious and can be served either hot or cold. There are only three ingredients: Red Hots, brown sugar, and some apple cider or apple juice. Be sure you get the good stuff, which is usually found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.
This is so simple! Measure out your Red Hots and brown sugar.
Place them in a medium saucepan.
Add the apple cider and cook until the Red Hots are dissolved. You can serve it right away if you want to drink it hot.
I prefer drinking it on ice. So I prepare it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until I’m ready to serve it. It looks and tastes delicious!
A Winner Dinners Original Recipe
1/3 cup Red Hots or other cinnamon candies
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 cups apple cider or apple juice (the good stuff—-usually found in the refrigerated section of the store)
Place candy and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Add apple cider and cook until candies are dissolved. Can be served hot, or you can chill it in the refrigerator and serve it over ice.