Home for the Holidays Simmer Pot is a blend of fresh citrus, pepper and aromatic rosemary to simmer on top of your stove. The smells and sounds of the Holidays are memory invoking things to add to your Holiday home and we are here to help you with that!
Make Home and the Holidays Memorable
The sights, smells and touch of the holidays are a magical thing. I have vivid memories of waking up Thanksgiving morning to the smell of coffee and savory foods cooking in my Nannie's kitchen. We always ate breakfast in a hurry at her small kitchen table and rushed to the den to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
All of those things, even down to the smell of her house, I can still close my eyes and it takes me right back. Memory with no clear description, it just smelled like happiness and love. The smell of CORNBREAD DRESSING cooking even now, takes me right back to that excitement and warmth.
The smells in your home for the Holidays don't have to be just food smells either. Whipping up Simmer pots is an easy and warm way to scent the air and give you and the people you love a little heart warming experience through smell.
The full ingredient list and quantities are listed at the bottom of this post on a printable recipe card.
How to Make It
Having a comforting home during the Holidays is really easy. Just slice your lemon and press your rosemary a bit and let your stove top do the rest!
Slice your lemons and add to a large pot of the water. Lightly squeeze your rosemary sprigs to release the oils and add to the water.
Add peppercorns to water with lemons and rosemary.
Add in your favorite vanilla extract or a lightly bruised whole vanilla bean.
Set on the stove and set your heat setting to simmer or low and enjoy!
Tips for A Happy Holiday
Even though you are busy getting these ready, play music, burn a candle or this simmer pot to make your time there enjoyable and memorable for even you.
Just like planning for your Holiday meals, planning other meals or activities ahead of time can make it less stressful and allow for more time spent with your loved ones.
This simmer pot is just one way to have this beautiful memory inducing aromatherapy. You can make this anything you want. Use oranges instead of lemons, add whole cinnamon sticks or cloves, cranberries or any other berry. The sky is the limit. Like all of our recipes, make this one your own!
Great Recipes for a Perfect Holiday
- Pineapple Cheese Casserole
- Southern Cornbread Dressing
- Classic Macaroni and Cheese
- Cranberry Sauce
- Bacon Chutney
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Stuff We Used!
- 3 to 4 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
- 4 cups Water
- 1 to 2 Lemons, sliced
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Whole Peppercorns
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract or 1 whole Vanilla bean
- Slice your lemons and add to a large pot of the water. Lightly squeeze your rosemary sprigs to release the oils and add to the water.
- Add peppercorns to water with lemons and rosemary.
- Add in your favorite vanilla extract or a lightly bruised whole vanilla bean.
- Set on the stove and set your heat setting to simmer or low and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 44mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 6gSugar 5gProtein 2g
**Nutritional Values are estimates only