We welcome family and friends into our homes during the beautiful Autumn months. November, especially, is a time for entertaining our loved ones and being thankful for all that we have been blessed with.
Cold winds are blowing, the fireplaces are lit, soft blankets are thrown over the sofa and the coat racks are laden with jackets and wool hats.
Don't you just love the month of November? Every Thanksgiving, I serve this Autumn punch. It will warm you to your toes and it's a recipe that you will keep and serve year after year.
Put cloves and vanilla in cheesecloth and tie in a bundle with the string. Pour apple-cranberry juice into a large container or pitcher. Add the plums and the spice bag. Cover and chill for 24 hours. Remove the spice bag, then stir in the wine and plum slices. Insert whole cloves all over the apple. Place the punch in a crock pot, along with a medium sized clove-studded apple. Keep warm throughout the day!