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I have named this week....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mcadam, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. mcadam

    mcadam Major Amnesia

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I officially crown this week, the "week of threads that get closed too many times" lol.

    I just have noticed that so many threads have been closed, the insulting person who got a great new title, the making money thread and the one asking for support on converting movies.
    So, who else will raise a glass in a toast to "week of threads that get closed too many times" ???

    Go on, you know you want to!!!!
  2. martinch

    martinch Specialist

    Count me in,There is just so much stuff going on in the world these days and we just need to remember what the holidays are all about.
    Lets just all have another beer, glass of wine, Pepsi or whatever and reflect on how good most of us really have it.
  3. Solange

    Solange Sergeant Major

    Cheers to that!

    In some midnight Glögg! ;)


    I have the recipe if anyone wants it! :)
  4. Learning As I Go

    Learning As I Go Sergeant

  5. NeoNemesis

    NeoNemesis Moutharrhea

    ah 3 threads isn't so bad.
  6. mcadam

    mcadam Major Amnesia

    ....but it's a good excuse to have a drink!!!!
  7. martinch

    martinch Specialist

    Please post the recipe and maybe a little history behind it!!

  8. Corporal Punishment

    Corporal Punishment Administrator Staff Member

    I got half a mind to close this one. ;)
  9. eclayton

    eclayton Sgt. Shorts-cough

    I'll chip in the other half!! :D
  10. Solange

    Solange Sergeant Major

    It is basically wine with sugar and spice. Warms your heart this cold time of year. I found this recipe, but there must be hundreds of ways to do it. Or you can do the easy way and buy it ready made! ;)

    1 bottle red wine
    2-3 tablespoons Madeira (optional)
    1/2 cup raw sugar, or to taste
    1/3 cup raisins
    1-2 sticks cinnamon
    5-6 whole cloves peelings of I orange
    1/4 cup blanched, slivered almonds
    1/4 cup vodka to spike it up (optional)

    In a large kettle, combine all the ingredients except the vodka. Heat slowly, until the drink is steaming hot. Stir every now and then, and taste with a spoon whenever you feel like it. Do not let the drink get even close to boiling. Just keep it warm. Before serving, add vodka if you wish. Servings: 1 to 6.

    From what I found about it's history, it came to Sweden in the 16th century. We did have a trading alliance with the Germans at that time, so it is probably a Swedish version of the Glühwine.

    I'm guessing, with the long history of moonshine in this country, that it could have been made from that, to disguise the bad taste of poor moonshine. But that is just a guess. :)

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