18 degrees below zero

Wow!!! This morning at 5:30am it was 18 degrees below zero here at our rural home. Why do we live in Minnesota? We have such extreme temperature; it can be 100 plus degrees in the summer months and drop to minus 40 degrees in the winter.

We live here because we absolutely love it; the people are friendly and kind. There is a bunch of wild life to be seen every day. We can snowmobile in the cold months and boat during the warm months; we can visit Lake Superior or go cruising down the Mississippi.

Since it’s so cold, I just know our routine. We’ll warm up with a cup of coffee, do various chores around the house, then later on tonight, settled on a warm spiked Apple Cider drink.

Here is a recipe of one of our favorites winter drinks:


1 quart boiling water
1/3 to 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (it depends on sweet you like it)
3 or 4 orange spiced tea bags (the amount of tea bags is determined by your taste for orange)
2 cups of Appleton Rum (or similar light rum)
2 cups apple cider
6 or 7 cinnamon sticks
2 table spoon of butter

Remove boiling water from heat and put in the orange spice tea bags. Wait about 5 minutes, remove tea bags, add the sugar, apple cider, rum and two of the cinnamon sticks. Reheat, but do not boil again.

Serve in cups with 1/2 teaspoon of butter and use the remain cinnamon sticks to stir your drink while sipping on it.

Remember to drink responsible, and do not get wasted (LOL); this drink will definitely keep you warm.

My First Blog

Wow, I guess we are way behind the times, since we are just now blogging!  But things happen when they should and not always when you want them to.

This area is gonna be pretty widespread.  One day we’ll talk about conversations while driving down the road, next we will share the recipe for the perfect Jerk Chicken.  We will share our travels and dreams, our hopes and desires. 

It is our hope that our kooky rambling will somehow inspire you or just make your day better.  If we can at least get you to smile, then you will have inspired us.  So watch for our kooky ramblings and let’s enjoy life!