Monday afternoons (or Sunday, if it’s not a 3 day weekend) are made infinitely better with mulled cider.  This afternoon, from 3-4pm, I watched Brothers and Sisters while folding laundry and sipping hot cider.  It was glorious.  You can, and should, do it to.  Well everything except the Brothers and Sisters part, you can pick your own show.

Step 1: Get yourself some Williams Sonoma Mulling Spices.  Yes you could make your own, but theirs is just so aromatic, and they come in a beautiful tin.  All reasons to buy them.

Step 2: Measure out 2 cups of cider and 1 T mulling spices.  Place the ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Strain the cider over your mug (if you have cheese cloth, you can wrap the spices in it and drop the bundle in to simmer).

Step 4: Enjoy immediately with a clementine, cookies, or whatever afternoon snack you have on hand.

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