I have a friend who has the nicest smelling home, she told me she keeps a pot on the stove simmering with water and spices. I immediately filled a pot with cinnamon, whole cloves, nutmeg and water. If mulled cider and apple pie had a baby it would be the smell in my house!
When the kids got home from school they said what are you cooking it smells delicious ? That wonderful scent actually brings out the June Cleaver in me. I did make quite a shmancy meal that night, beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. Whenever I make a nice dinner, Mr. Man (now called Gray) is always delayed at work and has to eat his dinner reheated. He came home and ate his meal as I was tucking in the kids. When I came down stairs I asked him if he liked his dinner. He said that the food was great, but the gravy was a little odd. The big dope had drowned his meal in the potpourri on the stove. Gray always hesitates before putting gravy on his food now.