Ma’s Christmas tip for today:
Fill your house with the holiday fragrance of cloves, orange peel, and cinnamon sticks simmering on the kitchen stove
3 cinnamon sticks
3 bay leaves
1/4 c. whole cloves
1/2 lemon, halved
1/2 orange, halved
1 qt. water
Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer as long as desired (may use crock pot). Check often and add additional water if needed. Mixture may be stored in refrigerator several days and reused. Makes your house smell great
I love the sounds and smells of Christmas. Everywhere you go it seems there is something to remind of Christmas.
I guess one of my favorite memories of my childhood would be going to my grandparents at Christmas time.
Their old farmhouse had no central heating and I can remember my mom warming our pajamas by the fire before she put them on us at bed time. We didn’t mind that though. It was always a happy time.
When I was unpacking some of my decorations this past weekend I discovered this Noodle Board that I had painted for my Mom many Christmas’s ago. The back of it is not painted and is meant to be used for rolling out dough when making noodles. I had given it to her as she made a lot of noodles. They were one of my Dad’s favorite things.
I hope your day is filled with wonderful memories and some sounds and smells of Christmas coming too!