Just “cooked” up a batch of stove top potpourri and it’s simmering nicely on the back burner as I type. Suddenly my home feels a lot more Christmas-y! It’s amazing how powerful SCENTS are in triggering memories and emotions. The hubster came into the kitchen and commented on the wonderful aroma and I swear, he was immediately in a better mood! hehe. (Not that he was GRUMPY this morning or anything! ha!)
And as good as it SMELLS…it LOOKS good enough to EAT! But I wouldn’t suggest it. I would imagine the cinnamon sticks might get caught between your teeth and the orange peels might be a bit on the chewy side. :-)
My thanks to Call at Make It Do for posting this magical brew. I basically followed her “recipe”, but as I tend to do, I doubled everything! lol. It’s my addict mentality I’m afraid. ONE orange is good?? Then FOUR must be REALLY good! 1/2 cup cranberries?? What’s up with that?? I dumped in half the bag. Then I liked the pretty red color so much….I dumped in the rest of it! 3 sticks of cinnamon??? What am I going to do with the other 4 or 5 I have?? Well, put them in of course! I think you get the idea. I now have a huge pot of this stuff on the stove and it smells and looks divine! I AM however going to share it with my son and his new wifey so their home can smell good too. I may have an addicts’ mentality…but I’m generous. :-)
So here is my little photo montage of this morning’s thoroughly enjoyable project!
Holiday Stove Top Potpourri Mix
- one whole orange or just the orange peel
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- 1 Tbsp. whole cloves
- 3 sticks of cinnamon or a small handful of small pieces of cinnamon
- a bit of grated nutmeg if desired
Quarter the orange. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan. Fill pan with water. Place on the stove on the smallest burner, on the lowest setting. Refill water as needed.