'Tis the season of new beginnings! School has started,we meet with new teachers, make new friends, seek out sign ups for all sorts of new activities.
One thing I have been involved in that is starting up this week, is MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Over the past 2 1/2 years, I have been the group coordinator, hoping to assist mothers in cultivating authentic friendships! It is so important that we have support and encouragement in this season of life with small children. Friendship is important at all stages of life, but so far, I have craved it most as a stay-at-home mom.
In honor of all the mommies out there who are pouring into their children, cultivating new friendships and depending on old friendships, I want to give you a recipe that is near and dear to me because I was first introduced to it by one of my oldest friends. It just so happens to be called, "Friendship Tea", and the recipe is from my Alma Mater (Texas A&M) Mother's club of Dallas County. Yep, it's from moms to moms and it's all about FRIENDS! :)
1 (3-ounce) jar instant tea
2 cups sugar
2 (5-ounce) packages instant lemonade mix
1 (16 ounce) jar instant orange drink (Tang)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix ingredients thoroughly. Use 2 rounded teaspoons in 1 cup of boiling water. Keep in air tight container. A great gift for friends, teachers, or anyone. (From Anna Sheffield)
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