After my last trip to the grocery store, where I impulse bought way too many oranges (don't know what I was thinking, how many oranges can one person eat?), I have been trying to come up with inventive ways of using them in recipes. After my failed attempt at making beet pasta, I was now left with a big bunch of beets. Clearly, the beets and oranges were meant to be together, tucked away in the vegetable crisper by themselves.
I love mulled wine this time of year. It feels like the grown-up version of hot chocolate, although I've seen some pretty good looking baileys hot chocolate recipes on Pinterest. There's something so soothing about a simmering pot of mulled wine on the stove, the smell of cinnamon and cloves - it warms my heart.