Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Smells like Christmas!

Today was a busy day of getting things done around the house, errands, mailing parcels, groceries and playgroup.  But I made sure when I was home for an extended stretch to get these oranges in the oven because I heard how delicious and Christmasy they smell from my friend Breanna who did it the day before!
Just as they started baking - ah so amazing smelling!
We're going to go get our tree on Friday afternoon! We're excited to go out into the sea of trees and cut one down with Jack.  Since its our first real tree in our first house I am extra excited to decorate it.  These oranges will be perfect for making the house smell lovely and festive and add a nice homey touch to our tree.  Of course I will be hanging them up high so no hungry critters or children steal some nibbles.

Christmas Orange Slices
Makes roughly 15 slices
Inspired by Breanna

Gather Up:
2 Navel oranges

Slice your orange slices thin and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle your spices on and bake in oven at 250F until they begin to lose their juicy quality.  Then remove from pan, place on the rack and continue to bake until much drier.  For me total cook time was around 2.5 hours, which was perfectly situated around lunch/nap time. When you take them out of the oven let air dry for additional time to get a hardened quality.  Then string up and hang :)

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