Christmas Wassail Bowl-It was common for people, even of “high” society, to share a communal wassail bowl of drink. At the bottom of the wassail bowl was a crust of bread which, at the end of the wassail, was presented to the most important person present. Apparently, this is the origin of our present day tradition of “the toast”.
Actual recipe: Starbucks frappuccino: 10 cups fresh coffee + 1/2 cup of brown sugar + 1/2 cup of white sugar + 1/2 cup of French Vanilla Coffee Creamer... while coffee is brewing, combine brown sugar and white sugar in a pitcher; pour hot coffee directly into pitcher so the sugar dissolves, then stir; add creamer and stir again; refrigerate overnight
It was once tradition in my husband's family for the siblings/spouses to have lunch at the Kings Arms Tavern in Williamsburg after Christmas where we would get the Meringues with vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here is the recipe from, The Colonial Williamsburg Official History Site. It will become a dessert favorite!
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