After a long weekend of hosting Thanksgiving and enjoy visits from dear friends – we couldn’t wait to begin preparations for Christmas. We took a trip to our favorite tree farm and little ones have been busy adorning everything with handmade, sentimental trinkets. We always enjoy welcoming the seasons in our home with stove top simmer pots – and love infusing the nostalgic scents of Christmas.
I’ve previously shared my my favorite spring and fall simmer pot recipes – but there is something about this particular pot that transports me back to my mother’s kitchen. There is nothing quite like the power of a scent.
Cranberries: 1 cup
Whole Cloves: 1.5 to 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Sticks: 3 to 4
Orange Rinds: 1 orange
Rosemary: 4 small rosemary sprigs
Optional: a pinch of nutmeg or apple cider
Bring a small amount of water to boil in a small pot. Add ingredients and continue boiling for a few minutes. Lower heat to a simmer and add water as needed.
Cheers to the scents of Christmas friends!