It’s starting to smell a lot like Christmas…
Yesterday I stayed home to get some things done around the house, but before I started on my long list of chores I put a pot of potpourri on the stovetop to make the house smell good.
The boys came in from school and said the house smelled wonderful.
The hubs came home from work and said it smelled like Christmas.
It’s amazing how certain scents can change our moods.
This Christmas Stovetop Potpourri recipe is quite simple. I never measure any of the ingredients but I know others like to have a written plan of action to help guide them along so I’m providing you with one.
Christmas Stovetop Potpourri
3 cups water
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1 large orange or 2 to 3 small clementines sliced (any type of orange will do!)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves
Add all ingredients to a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer over low heat. Check water level periodically and add more water as needed.
Do NOT let the water run dry!
Just a few things I would like to mention…
1.) You can eat the oranges and use the orange peels and it turns out smelling just as lovely.
2.) The bright cranberries will turn a washed out mauvey-color so the potpourri doesn’t stay looking pretty for very long.
3.) After taking the potpourri off the heat source, I leave it sitting on a cool burner. I will top it off with water, and use it periodically over the next several days before discarding it.
Interesting Things I Found Around the Web Today…
The best fudge recipe and it’s made with Velveeta cheese. (My mom makes this every year.)