Everyday Mom's Meals: Potpourri in A Glass

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Potpourri in A Glass

Before Alex was born I loved having scented candles burning in the kitchen making it smell delicious regardless of what I was or wasn't cooking. Some of my favorite ones were in the fall: cinnamon, apple, pumpkin, etc. Just having those scents wafting through the house made it seem so "homey' and brought the splendor of autumn inside. But alas, my little monkey has severe allergies and my candle days are long gone. The scents I used to enjoy so much just aren't worth listening to the poor little man sniffle, sneeze and be miserable. Hence why I love finding dishes that I can bake or cook that bring delicious smells back into the kitchen. When I saw this dish on McCormick.com I knew I had to make it b/c the taste sounded devine, but little did I know the smell would be just as good. As soon as it starting simmering on the stove Alex came into the kitchen and asked "what smells so good." Then when Adam came home from work he said "wow it smells like fall in here." So even if this doesn't appeal to your taste buds, put a pot on the stove, let the aroma over take the house and just wait for people to show up b/c they will be able to smell it down the street!

Autumn Apple Brew
64 oz bottle apple juice
2 TBS honey
1 TBS cinnamon extract
1 tsp whole cloves
1/2 lemon sliced

Mix all ingredients together in a large pot. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes (8) 1 cup servings

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Unknown said...

I had to give up candles too because of family allergies. Looking forward to trying this drink.

DANIELLE said...


Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said...

I bet this smells divine! I love the combination!

Michelle B said...

Saw this @ Around My Family Table. I like the way you describe it as "potpourri in a glass." How fun! Although this would absolutely appeal to my taste buds, I can see mixing up a batch just for the aroma.

Shiloh said...

I bet my husband would love this! I'm going to try it for him.:)

Miz Helen said...

What a lovely refreshing drink to serve. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Krista for sharing this AMAZING recipe on A Healthy Jalapeño. I am a sucker for beautiful smells :)