Thursday, January 5, 2012

Making your house smell good

and not so good, if your me. Our house typically smells pretty good. At least people tell me it does, but I have a phobia that it will smell bad.

I read somewhere that you can boil cinnamon sticks and orange peels/apples to get a really nice smell in the house. So over Christmas I had Paul pick up some cinnamon sticks ( not cheap by the way, at least at Harris Teeter $7 for like 6 sticks). The kids had some Cutie Pies that morning, so I threw the peels and a stick in some water and brought it to a boil. Then I let it simmer for most of the morning.

How to make your house smell good...

It made the house smell great. Especially when you would walk outside and then come back in. I loved it!

Then today's incident...Last night I made Sweet and Sour pork chops with fried rice and everytime I came back in the house it smelled awful. I think it smelled like onions but wahtever it was, I was not enjoying it. After dropping the kids off at school, I came back and threw some cinnamon sticks (no peels readily available and the sticks work just as well) in the pot and placed it on the stove. I came upstairs to the office to work, with every intention of going back to check on the stove.

Well an hour later, I was still sitting here working and it suddenly occurred to me that I never turned the stove off. I ran downstairs and found 2 little burnt sticks in the pot. My house now smells like someone was smoking cinnamon sticks and onions. I can only imagine this is what one of those Hookah Bars smell like. I've never been to one, but it's just how I am picturing it.

How to make your house not smell good...

1 comment:

  1. Sound like a keeper for making house smell good, sorry for the other incident. Good story anyway.rkm