Monday, December 15, 2008

The smells of the season!

One of my favorite parts of the holidays are the smells.  Baked goods and spices yum!

When I was growing up my mom would make "Christmas Scent."  It's awesome and here's the recipe:

3 (4-in) cinnamon sticks
3 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves (1 small bottle)
1/2 Lemon, halved
1/2 orange, halved
1 qt water

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan that is old and you don't mind it getting stained.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer as long as desired.  After a few hours and may start to look a little ugly, but you can just continue to add water.  After a few days you may want to remake it.

This is my favorite and for those coming over on Sunday, I hope that you will enjoy it also!

Stay Warm!


Rambling Girl said...

Awwhh this sound, well I can already smell this...Know what I will have on my stovetop this weekend...yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Susanne, Chris and Kate said...

sounds wonderful! can't wait to smell it at your house!