How was everyone’s Christmas? Mine went very well. Well, I did have a moment of stress and anxiety that I wasn’t going to get everything done in time for the lunch I was hosting for my husband’s family. Luckily, it all worked out and my first ham turned out very good. I used this recipe and I have to say the apple cider maple glaze was a refreshing change from honey glazed (I still love my father in law’s pineapple hams- those are the best!)- not that I’m hating on it because I love honey! In fact, I recently bought bourbon-infused honey at the Vintage Market Days of Charleston.
Speaking of interesting mixes, I recently made my very first red wine hot chocolate. I know- it’s so last year. Can’t help it. I’ve only got so much time and because of that I’m not quick to jump on the trending bus. I just hop on when I’m in the mood. I chose a pinot noir because it was what I already had on hand. Next time, I will try the suggested cabernet sauvignon. I’m not sure if it’s this particular pinot noir with my taste buds, but it didn’t quite hit the spot for me, even though I enjoy it as a stand alone glass of wine.