Whenever the holidays roll around I look to fill my house with the scents of the season. There is nothing like a candle filling a room with the aromatic scent of balsam or pine. I love scented candles but with a young cat in the house I worry about what might happen while he prowls the upper reaches of the cabinets and countertops. So until I can break him of his curiosity, no scented candles this holiday season. Bummer…
I began to research something I could do to create those holiday smells in a way that I was able to provide more controlled monitoring. Low and behold on Facebook, of all places, I found a “recipe” for holiday smells I could simmer on my stove while doing my many hours of holiday baking.
I tried this yesterday and with a few tweaks it worked like a charm. I used water in the mixture yesterday, but next time I will substitute apple cider for water. The “recipe” couldn’t be easier and provides hour upon hour of warm, inviting holiday smells. Enjoy this little trick for the upcoming season!
Holiday Stove Top Potpourri…
1 small pot
1 orange, cut up in chunks
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/8 cup cloves
3 large or six small sticks of cinnamon, broken in half
2 tsp. nutmeg
Cover ingredients with water or apple cider – liquid should cover the dry ingredients and be about 1 inch from the top of the pot
Simmer on stove for hours of wonderful holiday smells