Monthly Archives: October 2018

Apple Wine Glasses

Apple Wine Glasses

It’s official, y’all. Fall is upon us and here at C+C, we are ALLLL the way here for it. Honestly, if it’s wrong to love all things pumpkin and apple and cinnamon, all things cool weather and crunchy leaves — then we don't want to be right!
We’ve got a super fun little fall “craft” for you today that will add a little spice to your next get-together, AND this one can even be kid friendly if you’re feeling like an extra go-getter mom this week…but that’s totally up to you! While we are obviously all for your classic wine glass — today we’re sharing a new stemless option for you! Introducing our pretty — and yummy —cinnamon apple wine glasses.

What you'll need:

  • Large apples (1 apple per
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
        (optional — but really stinking cute)
  • 1 bottle Parker’s Estate Chardonnay
       (or wine of your choice
  • And here’s how you do it:

    Start by cutting off the top of your apple — my advice to you would be to cut less than you think, because you can always go back and cut more, but you can’t put the apple back together. Speaking from experience here… hello, hi…I did this. Next, empty out that apple! Dig inside and get the core and the middle of it all scraped out so that it looks like a cup. Highly recommend using a melon-baller or something of the sort so as to not slice through your apple with a knife. Again…speaking from experience. (Aren’t you glad we messed up so you don’t have to!?) Finally, mix together your cinnamon and sugar and place on a plate. Turn your apple upside down and get the rim of that apple-glass allllll sugared up! Finally, fill with a wine (or kid beverage) of your choice, and garnish with cinnamon sticks! And voila! It’s that simple.

    Finally, for our glasses, we used the Parker’s Estate Chardonnay and would give that a resounding 10/10. It paired WONDERFULLY with the fruity apple flavor, plus that little bit of cinnamon sugar on your lips every time you take a sip is the perfect amount of sweet to compliment the full flavor of the wine.

    Cheers to fall, y’all! We hope you love your new glassware!

    ‘BOO’ZE your Friends!

    You've Been Boozed

    It’s the BEST time of the year around here and we have a fun, festive little fall activity for the big people on the blog today!

    Maybe it’s just where we’re from, but neighborhoods ALL over our city participate in the annual “BOO”-ing of their friends around Halloween. Basically, you fill a bowl or bag of Halloween treats, leave it on a neighbor’s doorstep, and then they hang their ghost on the door and pass the fun on to two more families. Super cute, super fun, and the kids LOVE getting candy early…duh!

    BUT what if we told you there was an even better version of this for all the parents out there?! Oh yes — WE. GOT. YOU. MAMA. It’s the same concept as the candy on the porch, except you’re getting ‘BOO’ZED, not Boo’d! And ALLLL the mamas said AMEN!

    It’s simple — print out this adorable template and tie it around your favorite bottle of wine or booze of your choice. Leave it on your neighbor’s porch, then they’ll stick the print to their door and pass it along! When you see a house with the tag on their door, you know they’ve already been Boozed, so hit someone new! Then watch as, day by day, your entire neighborhood suddenly seems just a little bit happier! 😉

    AND — if you don’t have neighbors, you can get your coworkers, friends, or even perfect strangers! We’re pretty sure NO ONE will be upset with an unopened bottle of wine, right?

    Happy Halloween and Happy Booz’ing, y’all!