Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Simmer down.... :)

You know what smells delicious?
Christmas that's what!

It's such a crazy time of year ain't it?
But I'm telling you, take the time to make this sweet smelling goodness.
It does not disappoint!

 There's a ton of recipes for Christmas simmering potpourri out there.
It's pretty much citrus, spices, cranberries and cinnamon:)

I used-

2 slices of lemon
2 slices of orange
2 sprigs of rosemary
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. whole allspice
a handful of fresh cranberries
1 tsp. vanilla

Put it all together and add water (about 1-2 cups)

Bring it to a boil, then turn it down to simmer.
Then wait for it...
Then smell it's deliciousness wafting all through the house...
Then sit in a comfy chair and drink hot cocoa...
or wrap presents... 
or binge watch the Hallmark channel...

When you've had your fill of ridiculously predictable 
 Hallmark Christmas movies (or whatever it was
that you were doing whilst this pot o' Christmas cheer was doing its thing)
 turn off that simmering nose candy 
and let it cool down.

Then put it in a jar and stick it in the fridge.

You can use it again the next day!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I haven't made a simmering potpourri in years. You reminded me how easy it is and how pretty it looks on the stove too!