On Friday night, "Santa's Clacking Elves" (by John Chidester's standards), took over the Chidester bungalow to spread a little Christmas cheer. Mary Katherine was just over the moon all week for she had a non-edible Christmas surprise for us all. Of course our minds were running wild because who knows what our sweet MK would come up with! As soon as we walked in the door, she scurried to the kitchen and started peeling oranges and grapefruit and pulled out delightful smelling spices as if they were precious little gems. We all watched with curiosity trying to figure out what this big surprise was. Her face beamed and she screamed..."it's Christmas aromaaaaa!!!". We all did a double take but finished product not only made for a great joke the rest of the night, it filled the house with the smell of Christmas! MK's mom has been doing this for years and my mom has a similar little concoction.
- The peelings of one grapefruit
- The peelings of one orange
- A few cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon of whole allspice
- 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and fill with water. Sit on a back burner on the stove. Bring it to a boil and then turn it completely low and let the scent sprinkle pixie dust all through your house!