Creating a simmer pot is the easiest way to fill your home with all those warm holiday smells.
Funny story.. I created my first simmer pot this weekend out of desperation. I was trying to make bone broth with the leftover turkey from thanksgiving, and well… I almost burnt down the house. Leaving us with this god awful smell of burnt smoked turkey.
…So I brewed up this snazzy little pot of smell good.
Not only are they fun and pretty, but they leave your home smelling fresh and holiday ready.
- one orange sliced
- half an apple sliced
- one cup of fresh cranberries
- 3-5 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tsp of nutmeg
- 2 tbsp of whole cloves
- splash of vanilla extract
- Fill a large pot with water
- add in all your simmer pot fixin’s
- simmer on low all day
Make sure the water doesn’t get too low, you can add more if it does.
You can save your simmer pot in a mason jar, store it in the refrigerator, and simmer again another day!
Make it your own:
Get creative with your simmer pot!
I’m going to try a citrus blend next time: Lemon, orange, lime, with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
You can keep it simple and do: apple, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Use the fruits, herbs, and spices you love to smell. If you need to, just use what you have on hand.
I hope this simmer pot leaves your home smelling all sorts of fresh and magical.
If you don’t just want to smell all the delicious-ness. Try making my guilt free apple crisp too! These two together will leave your home smelling like a holiday dream!