Oct 9 2009

Cold Season Indulgences

I like to pride myself on never getting sick, but who am I kidding? If there’s a bug going around, I’m just as likely as the next person to catch it. So I shouldn’t have been so surprised when I came down with a cold this week. And can I just say, I absolutely love having a job that promotes health, and caring for oneself, as opposed to cracking the whip over my exhaustion-strained back, yelling at me to get back to work. So, the cold season indulgences, you ask? Well, having to option to stay home from work and cuddle my cute, adorable, amazingly perfect buddy, Hank Williams III…. a.k.a. my dog! And tonight I am enjoying a great new recipe found on the internet-google-machine for some delicious Hot Rum Toddy, thanks to RecipeZaar.com. It’s also fall in full swing tonight, with a chance of freezing, so I’m excited to be extra cozy tonight. And a happy weekend to all!

Recipe for Uncle Bill’s Hot Rum Toddy:
SERVES 1 (change servings and units)

3 ounces dark rum (or to suit taste)
4 tablespoons liquid honey
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 piece lemon rind
1/16 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1-4 inch cinnamon stick (whole)
6-8 ounces boiling water

To a large heavy duty cup or glass, add rum, honey, lemon juice, 1/2 lemon rind, and nutmeg. Stand cinnamon stick in the cup.
Pour the boiling water and stir well to blend.
Adjust honey to suit your sweetness and adjust lemon juice to suit your taste.
Sip slowly and enjoy.