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New Mixer Recipes for the Holidays


Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Two Grandpa’s Wassail

2 cups Two Grandpa’s Wine
2 cups Cayuga White Wine
2 cups Apple Cider or Apple Juice
2 cups Cranberry Juice
1 large Orange with 10-20 cloves inserted in the skin (wash thoroughly)
1 orange cut into slices
2 Cinnamon Sticks
Mix all wines and juices together, squeeze in juice from orange slices and float in the mixture. Pour mixture into a crock pot or pot on your stove, adding cinnamon sticks and the whole orange with the cloves inserted in the skin. Heat for one hour in crock pot on medium or on stove until warm and serve in mugs. Makes 6-8 servings (depending on the mug size!!)


Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Two Grandpa’s Party Punch

4 cups Cranberry juice
2 cups Orange juice
2 Cups Two Grandpa’s Wine
Mix juices and wine in a pitcher and chill until cold. Serve in a large bowl stemware wine glass with an orange slice on the lip of the glass to garnish. If you like a little “Fizz” add a can of Sprite or 7up.
Enjoy! Makes 6-8 servings.



Mackinaw Dining and Carryout!

We often have people that want to know where to eat in Mackinaw or

where to pick up good carryout to bring with them to the vineyard.

CALL AHEAD TO PLACE ORDERS FOR PICKUP

IGA- 309-359-5211, Our beautiful IGA store has a terrific deli with deli sandwiches and carryout chicken dinners. Everything is made fresh daily, hours- 6am-9pm daily.

The Tearoom at the Depot-309-359-4TEA, this beautiful tearoom setting in the historic Mackinaw Depot is not to be missed when visiting our town. The food is excellent as is the service, there is abundant shopping for gifts and fashion before and after dining.

J&J Drive-in 309-359-3588, This is a nice stop for burgers, fries, hot sandwiches and ice cream treats in town.


American Wine Society Group Bloomington/Normal area-

You're invited!

Join a group of folks interested in enjoying wines, wine tasting, gemutlichkeit, pot luck dinners and good conversation. There is a chapter forming of the American Wine Society in the Bloomington/Normal area. AWS is a national organization devoted to enjoying and learning about the wines of the world. For meeting schedules and information contact Jim Webb at jwebb@chemagic.org




B & B experience

If you are visiting the Bloomington-Normal area and are looking for a great B & B experience please contact Pam at the Vrooman Mansion

Pam Kowalewski
Vrooman Mansion
701 East Taylor Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309)828-8816
(877)346-6488

www.vroomanmansion.com
information@vroomanmansion.com

 

 

 

Recipes


Erics Red Wine Chili Recipe

One pound of Ground Beef

One Chili seasoning packet

One large can Mild Chili Beans

One large can stewed tomatoes

One cup of Eric�s Red Wine

*Pour yourself a glass at this point too and also a glass for any kitchen

helpers that are underfoot.

One half chopped sweet onion.

One tablespoon brown sugar

Brown ground beef, add beans, tomatoes, onion, brown sugar, seasoning packet and cup of Eric�s red wine. Mix all ingredients together and simmer for half hour or more until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Sprinkle with your favorite cheese, One of ours is with chili is Ropp Jersey Sharp Cheddar.


Recipe for Grape Cobbler

This recipe is from one of our U-Pick customers who was kind enough to share it with everyone. From Dorie's neighbor

8 cups mashed grapes

1/2 cup flour ]

3 T. tapioca ] mix together and add to grapes

3/4 cup sugar ]

layer grape mixture in bottom of 9X13 pan (we sprayed pan first)

topping

1 stick butter

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

mix together and then put topping mixture over grape layer

bake @ 350 degrees - 40 minutes

Hope you enjoy this, as we always do. our neighbor Dorie had given us this recipe