Let's All Raise A Glass...

Hey everyone!  Can you believe I've been blogging for an entire year?  It's true - my first blogging anniversary is just day's away.  If you're one of the few faithful who have been with me from the start, then I owe you a humongous heap of thanks because I don't think I would have survived those lonely first days without you.  And if you're a new friend I've picked up along the way,  I want to thank you for enriching my life with your writing, your warmth and your humour.

Now...enough with the sappy sentimentality.  Let's get this party started!  In typical Scattered Joy style, I'd like us to all raise a glass and toast the anniversary with a wickedly sinful drink that I first shared with you on my very first blog post: hot buttered rum.

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water
Whipped cream

In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Fill with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, top with whipped cream and serve immediately."

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  1. Romina GarciaDecember 09, 2011

    Hey there!! Congratulations on your year!! Thankyou so much for the past year of awesome blog posts! It's been a blast coming to visit you. As for the hot buttered rum. YUMMMOOOOOO. YES PLEASE XX

  2. Happy Blogversary. Here's to many more to come.
    Hot buttered rum, my favourite after ski, feet up by the fire drink
    Thanks for the recipe

  3. Oooh! That sounds perfect!

  4. Hmmmmmmm.......rum. Could even be lukewarm.
    Happy Anniversary! I've been blogging over a year myself. Can't believe how fast the time has gone by, but it's been fun. I plan on writing an apology piece sometime in the next few days. Because, at over a year, I have no doubt I've offended someone (probably the French). I also have no doubt that I will offend someone in the future, so it will also be a "preemptive" apology.

  5. As a writer, if you're not offending someone, you're not doing your job. Sounds like you're doing just fine. ;)

  6. Happy First Blogoversary, my joyous friend. And many, many more. That drink sounds wicked! Wickedly good. ;) Merry Christmas.

  7. Congratulations!! And cheers!

  8. Ruth PearsonDecember 10, 2011

    That sounds divine. Makes me wish I had some rum in the house. Happy blogoversary!

  9. Happy Blogaversary! And thank you.....that will taste very good by the fire, gazing at the tree!

  10. I've never had buttered rum. Clearly, I need to make this the holiday season I discovered it...

  11. it's really great when you get to one :) well done and one is just the beginning .. cheers alan

  12. Oh, how awesome, congratulations!! I remember finding your blog when I first started mine back in January, and it's been great to follow it ever since. Absolutely love the buttered rum, yum!!

    Congratulations and happy holidays! :)