"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an affect on the feelings, as now in October." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
One of my favorite memories of Fall was when my Mom would put a kettle full of fruit and spices on the back of stove and have it simmering all day.
The scent is Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one!
It's just wonderful!
Once, when I was probably old enough to know better, I got too close while trying to smell this mixture and the steam burnt the tip of my nose.
Yep, the aroma is that great!
Fall in a Crock pot ~
1 cup water
1/2 a Lemon
I decided to use this mini-crock that came with my large crock pot. I don't use it a whole lot so this is the perfect use for it!
Cut up the apple, leaving on the skin.
Peel the Orange, eat the orange because you're only using the orange rind.
Cut a Lemon in half and cut the rind off. I use the rest of the Lemon for Tea. No wasting here!
Place 1 cup of water, the apple, orange and lemon rind in the crock
Throw on the cinnamon, and I mean a lot of cinnamon! Then the cloves and nutmeg.
See how pretty it is? It smells amazing and it will make your whole kitchen smell lovely! The only down side is that it smells like something is baking in the oven the whole time. I add water throughout the day when it starts to dry up from the constant heat.
I called my mother to make sure I had this recipe written down correctly and she actually reminded me to not eat any of it. It's just a potpourri. I guess if she found it necessary to give me that reminder then maybe I should share it with you all as well!
Try this recipe and your home will be smelling like homey goodness in no time at all!