celebrate: the aroma of christmas

what do all these ingredients have it common? well, they make the aroma of christmas. i walked into my neighbors home the other day, only to be greeted by an amazing smell. it really smelled like christmas. and, the best part is, it is simple to make.

recipe: {the aroma of christmas}
2 cinnamon sticks
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup of whole cloves
2 orange peels
2 sections of lemon
1 quart [4 cups] water

place all ingredients in a pot and simmer on low. add water as needed.
can use for a few days.


caroline "the curious cook"


jen said...

I do this every season, so happy that I'm not alone. :) Although I've never used bay leaves, will have to try it out.

Freebairn Family said...

My mom always did this when I was young - kept it in a mini-crock pot behind the Christmas tree - truly heavenly! I got the ingredients today and made sure my home smells like Christmas too! Thanks so much for the motivation!