I brought something to share... a little cranberry-infused vodka.
Infusing vodka is simple stuff -- heat 1 cup cranberries, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and a couple of tablespoons of water on the stove. Once the sugar is dissolved and the cranberries are starting to pop open, you pour it into a glass jar (along with a piece of orange peel, if you want) and then add 3 cups vodka (I added only 2 cups 'cause I want it really tart.) Cover jar and let sit for a few days at room temperature. It will keep for about a month, apparently, but who are we kidding!
Talk about getting into the holiday spirit -- I'm anxious to try this with a little ice and club soda.
With Christmas around the corner, I'll be sharing a bit more in this space... stay tuned.