We don't get too many rainy days here in Los Angeles; rainy days are pretty much our winter. So, when it does happen, my friends and I like to get together for a potluck dinner.
Everyone is assigned something different-- Mary brings the meat dish, Scott brings the vegan dish, Joey brings something with potatoes, Kerry brings a vegetable dish, LeeAnn brings dessert, and I bring mulled wine. Honestly, that's my favorite part about the potluck dinners-- the mulled wine. It's so cozy on a rainy day!
I like to use Merlot wine since it's pretty palatable with just about every type of dish out there. I add orange, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, a little vanilla and some dried figs.
There's one last ingredient I use, but I can't share it because it's the secret to making my mulled wine so good! Anyways, we all trek through the terrible LA drivers to enjoy it.