5 Easy Ideas For An Outdoor Autumn Table Setting
The heat of summer is gone and the crispness of autumn is setting in.
My favourite time of the year and a great time to use an outdoor area before the coldness of winter sets in. Start with a design theme that embraces autumn and then follow it through with all the elements. Find a comfortable spot in your garden or patio. If you don’t have a garden a sunny spot in your apartment will work just as well.
In season colours for autumn/fall 2015 are a base of salamander, pigment green, amber, deep cranberry and mushroom.
Great idea to use tartan blankets as table overlays for your autumn table layout
Roll up soft throws with a message in a basket for guests to use as the chill sets in!
Use warm autumn shades of crockery for layering and adding texture to the table
Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Love this recipe as you can do this the day before and then just re-heat before your guests arrive.
With just four ingredients – okay, five if you spike it with your favorite rum – this Crock Pot hot spiced apple cider couldn’t be any easier to make. It’s the perfect excuse to get out there and rake the leaves.
- yield: 8 CUPS
- prep time: 10 MINUTES
- cook time: 4 HOURS
- total time: 4 HOURS 10 MINUTES
- 2 quarts (64 ounces or 8 cups) apple cider
- Six 3-inch cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving if desired
- 1 medium orange
- 2 tablespoons whole cloves
- Rum of your choice (optional)
- Additional cinnamon sticks for serving (optional)
- Pour apple cider into a 2.5-quart or larger Crock Pot or other slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks to cider.
- With a toothpick, poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart. Carefully poke the cloves into the toothpick holes in the orange.
- Place orange into the cider in the slow cooker.
- Cook on low until hot and spiced through, about 4 hours. Ladle into mugs along with an ounce or so of rum if using. Place a cinnamon stick in each glass if desired and serve.
Recipe from – http://www.kitchentreaty.com/slow-cooker-hot-spiced-apple-cider/#recipe