Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Sweet Smell of Christmas

After my friend Heather mentioned a potpourri she was simmering at her house this morning, I rummaged in the pantry to see if I could create some of my own...
It is definitely smelling like Christmas
in our schoolroom this afternoon! :-)

Christmastime Simmering Potpourri

zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons red hot cinnamon candies
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a small saucepan, combine ingredients with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil and stir until candies are melted. Reduce heat to simmer. Enjoy the sweet smell of Christmas all through the house!

Remember to keep an eye on the potpourri,
and add water as needed.


Heather said...

Mmm wish that was simmering on my stove right now!
i have something for you on my blog today. enjoy!

Arleen said...

Oh this is a delightful idea for filling our homes with a festive scent. Thank you so much for the recipe! ~Arleen

Anonymous said...

Wish I had some right now! Though I also love cinnamon candies...

~the Rural Canadian

Jan and Tom's Place said...

SMELLS delightful~~

Leila said...

Smells are such a big part of creating a warm homey atmosphere!
Good idea!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

I love this idea. I will totally be doing this next week when we have family over. I love the Christmas smell.