How to make your house smell like christmas
Every year Matthew and I will make a Christmas simmer pot and it makes our whole house smell so festive. Our friends and family will come inside and the first thing they say is how amazing it smells. They always think we're baking and while sometimes we are, usually it's always this Christmas simmer! I've been wanting to share the "recipe" with you for the past two years but somehow it always gets put on the back burner. If you want to make your house smell like Christmas, this post is for you!
STEP 1: Find a stock pot and add the following:
- 1 cup of cranberries
- 1 orange sliced
- 2 sticks of cinnamon
- 2-3 few sprigs of rosemary
STEP 2: Fill halfway with water and bring to a gentle boil. Allow to simmer, adding more water as needed.
You can simmer this pot for hours as long as you add more water. I'll keep it going throughout the day, remove from heat at night, and then continue again the next day. I usually can get 2 days out of 1 pot before I feel like I should make it again. Sometimes 2 1/2 days!
The fun thing about this "recipe" concoction is that you can add a bunch of other things if you want too! This is my go-to combo but I also love adding pomegranates, pine branches, star of anise, fresh cloves, or ginger. You can get creative and use ingredients you have on hand. Heck, you could even add some apple cider if you wanted!
If you make this you'll have to let me know what you think! It's perfect to do for a holiday party or open house.