Get your home ready for Christmas with this Christmas Crockpot Potpourri recipe! Thanks to Terminix for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are my own.
I really do love this time of year. While I’m not always a fan of how busy we are (I have to work on it every year), I love the evenings and weekends we can be at home, and enjoy the decorations. I love sitting in the living room with just the Christmas tree lights turned on, and I really enjoy the festive scents of the season. When I smell cinnamon, cloves and oranges, I think of this time of the year.
Well now I’ve got a Crockpot recipe to make your home smell festive all day long (and who’s to say this recipe can’t be used the rest of winter?) It’s time I make my slow cooker do a little more work for me, and this would be amazing to set the mood of a party or friend gathering in your home.
6-8 cups water
1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
5-6 cinnamon sticks
1 Tablespoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3-4 drops cinnamon essential oil (optional)
2 oranges, sliced with peel on
1 apple, sliced with peel on
1 lemon, sliced
2/3 cup fresh cranberries
2-3 fresh rosemary sprigs
1-2 small pine cones or pine branches
1. Pour the water into a 5-6 quart crockpot.
2. Add the vanilla, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon essential oil (optional). Stir gently.
3. Add the orange slices, apple, lemon and cranberries. Place the rosemary sprigs and pine on top of the fruit.
4. Return the lid on the crockpot and heat on HIGH for 2 hours. After 2 hours, remove the lid and allow the amazing Christmas aroma fill your house. The water will begin to evaporate in a few hours so be sure to replenish.
How are you celebrating the holidays? Have you planned much downtime over the next couple of weeks?