Believe it or not, on occasion I do like to drink something other than my daily cup of hot cocoa. This orange punch is one recipe I love to make. It is actually good hot or cold. I usually make one recipe and keep it in a pitcher in the fridge then heat some up on those chilly fall or winter afternoons.
Hot Orange Punch
2 cups of sugar
3 quarts of water (12 cups)
1 large can frozen orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. almond extract
Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan. Heat until hot. Serve hot or cold.
The following is a fun, easy, almost glue free project for the kiddos to make. The one pictured was made by my five year old.
Fold a pipe cleaner into thirds. Cut one loop so there are three open ends. Twist the tops together. Thread orange, red, yellow, and green tri-beads onto each strand. When full fold the bottom of the pipe cleaner so the beads don't fall off. Tie a raffia bow around the top. Hot glue a magnet onto the back.
For the next several days I will be posting about the World Congress of Families. This year it is being held in Sydney, Australia. Remember how we helped to raise funds for Angela to attend? She is sending daily reports of the presentations, interviews she is able to have, and more. I am excited to share with you what she is experiencing. There are so many around the world - politicians, religious leaders, community organizers, trained professionals, and others - who are dedicated to defending the family. I will try to post each day's events in order so you are not reading them backwards as you scroll down. I have broken up Angela's summaries into several posts so it isn't overwhelming to see a HUGE post. Remember, if you have any questions you would like her to ask when she gives her interviews, leave them in the comments and I will pass them along to her.