Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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BLOGMAS 2016 - Day 6 { Pot Simmer Recipes }

December 30

Pot Simmer Recipes.....yep that is our prompt for today.

I'm pretty certain most of you know what it is, and probably already do it in your own homes.  I myself have done this for quite a few years, and even cut off some of the branches and pine needles from our real Christmas trees, to use in these recipes.

You can literally do anything, any combination you can think of, but I do have a few that are my favorites.

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Pine needles, bay leaves and a sprinkle of nutmeg.  Smells phenomenal.

Orange slices, cinnamon sticks and cloves is another of my favorite.  I often make the mixture up, keep it in a mason jar and use it up as I go along, but you certainly don't need to do that as they're so easy to throw together you can just get it all on the pot and simmering, in no time.

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Another favorite of mine, is lemon slices, thyme and peppermint.  Smells soooo good.

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Really the possibilities are endless.  Put whatever you want to use in a small stock pot, set it on your stove and turn the heat on very low.  Let it simmer away, the whole house will smell amazing.

Here are some ideas for you to try:

3 sprigs evergreen or handful pine needles
2 cinnamon sticks
2 TBS whole cloves
2 bay leaves
2 pieces orange rind
2 pieces lemon rind

 Cinnamon sticks
Apple peels
Orange rinds
Whole cloves

 1/8 cup cloves
1/8 cup allspice
2 cinnamon sticks

 1 cup dried lavender
1 tsp anise
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon whole cloves
1 Cinnamon stick

So tell me, do you ever use simmer recipes in your home?  Do you have some good recipes to share?


Day 1 - The Christmas Tag
Day 2 - Christmas Movies on the Must Watch List
Day 3 - Christmas Wishlist
Day 4 - Christmas Playlist
Day 5 - Pictures and Memories of Christmas Past
Day 6 - Pot Simmer Recipes
Day 7 - Cookies to be Baked (can be a recipe you make every year, or some you want to try)
Day 8 - Favorite Family Christmas Recipe
Day 9 - How do you decorate?
Day 10 - Real Tree or Artificial Tree
Day 11 - Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Day 12 - Quiet Christmas or Family Filled Loud Party Christmas?
Day 13 - Christmas Cards (do you send them, show us your favorites this year, or tells your favorite cards to send whether vintage, or bright and colorful)
Day 14 - Advent Calendar
Day 15 - Christmas Party Food Ideas
Day 16 - Winter Tag
Day 17 - Christmas Wishes
Day 18 - Homemade or Store Bought (What are you giving this year)
Day 19 - Recap of Christmas 2015 in pictures
Day 20 -  Christmas Decorations Reveal (show us your tree, your home decor, your mantle, anything you want)
Day 21 - Holiday Family Traditions
Day 22 - Preparing for the big day (show us your wrapping skills, are you making lists, getting the house ready for guests?)
Day 23 - Post whatever you wish
Day 24 - Christmas Eve (Are you opening presents tonight, is this your big celebration, what are you doing)

1 comment:

  1. I've never done this! Thanks for the recipes...Christmas is a wonderful time to have fresh wonderful scents! Andrea


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