This time of year is my absolute favorite and I’m trying to just soak it all in! I’ve decided to slow down a bit and enjoy each moment as we celebrate our family, traditions and of course, Jesus Christ.
With trying to create long lasting memories for my kiddos, I’m also trying to create a fun atmosphere at home with decorations and trying to have my house smell as heavenly as possible!
This “recipe” for my Citrus Holiday Potpourri is easily put together and will last for a few days just simmering away on your stove top.
It’s a nice change from the classic orange and cinnamon stick potpourri that’s popular this time of year. The lemons add a freshness while the rosemary and cloves add that holiday scent we all love. The cranberries add just enough sweetness and make the simmering water a pretty pink!
Isn’t this pot just gorgeous and festive?!
You can use any size pot you have. Just adjust the amount of potpourri and water.
Once you’ve started it, it will last you about 4 days on the stove. I only have it simmering during a few hours while we are home. I just add more water when needed because you don’t want the level to get too low. You’ll end up scorching the pot and burning the ingredients. (And, obviously, this is not to be ingested!)
Citrus Holiday Potpourri
6-8 Medium Lemons
1 TBSP Whole Cloves
2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
3-4 Sprigs Rosemary
2 Quarts Water (More or Less)
1. Thinly slice lemons.
2. In a large heavy bottomed pot add in sliced lemons, cloves, cranberries and rosemary.
3. Pour in water to cover. Water level should be about 2/3 of the way up the pot.
4. Bring water to boil then turn down to simmer for 2-3 hours at a time.
5. Add water when needed.