Warm up your house with the scent of Christmas with these Holiday Simmering Packages!

I thought you guys would like to see what my mom made for a few of her girlfriends for Christmas this year!  They’re Holiday Simmering Packages!  They’ll make any home smell wonderful, just like Christmas!  (They’re not meant for drinking, but for simmering on the stove.) I think I’m even going to make up a few for my girlfriends!

For her recipe, my mom used her dehydrator to dry the oranges, lemons and apples, but you could also dry them in your oven or just use fresh peels!

Holiday Simmering Packages
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1-2 dry orange slices
  • 1-2 dry lemon slices
  • 1-2 dry apple slices
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. whole spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 crushed bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. dried mandarin orange peel
  1. Place all the ingredients in a plastic bag.
  2. Put a label on the bag with these instructions:
  3. Place ingredients in a pot of water and simmer, adding more water as needed! Makes your house smell wonderful!