Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Blogmas 2018 - Day 5 - For the Love of Peppermint

Fresh Peppermint From Our Garden
Growing up I wasn't a great fan of peppermint. My dad loved peppermint tea, but, as a child, I didn't even care for candy canes! 😲 All that's changed, now, though. Today, I love peppermint!

I like having peppermint candy around at Christmastime to share with visitors and to have with hot cocoa. One year I dipped the bowl-end of plastic spoons in melted chocolate, sprinkled them with crushed up candy canes, and laid them on wax paper to harden. After the chocolate solidified, I, individually, wrapped each spoon in clear cellophane paper, and tied tightly with a pretty ribbon around the spoon's neck. These were given as gifts in hot cocoa mugs, along with individual packages of hot cocoa mix. York Peppermint Patty is my favorite candy bar. I love the cool, minty freshness of it!

I think my love of peppermint started when my husband introduced me to the "original", "celebrated", and "curiously strong" peppermint-flavored Altoids. They are made with real peppermint oil and they are STOUT! At first they burned my mouth, but, eventually, they grew on me. Now, I actually enjoy having one on occasion (especially if I've got gas on my stomach...the peppermint releases it).
I find that the older I get the more I appreciate, not only the taste of peppermint, but the clean and refreshing aroma of it, as well.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Cleaner, Hand Soap, and Dish Soap
In fact, as if I wasn't already totally and completely crazy about Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day cleaning products (and I'm not an affiliate, so I don't get paid to say that), but I had to place an order for her limited edition, aroma-therapeutic, special seasonal scented products in peppermint just to try them out...and I'm so glad I did! What a joy it is to clean my home with them and everything smells soooo good! Thanks, Mrs. Meyers! I really do love and appreciate you! 💗

A gift idea...

How about trying your hand at making some peppermint-scented play dough for the children on your Christmas gift list? I found this great do-it-yourself recipe on Becky Mansfield's Your Modern Family website! Check it out!

A simple craft idea...

Use candy canes as dinner place card holders.

Yes, for not caring about peppermint as a child, I've sure come a long way! 

How about you? Do you like peppermint? If so, what's your favorite way to enjoy the flavor (or smell) of it?

Until next time,

*Joining in with Jean over at So Not Organized and linking up with Tamy over at Chasing My Life for Blogmas 2018

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  1. WOW you really have turned around on peppermint. It really is such a special treat at Christmas time. I've always been a fan of the chalky kind that melts in your mouth.

  2. Yes, I have, Tamy! LOL! But only at Christmastime...other than the Peppermint Patties, of course! I think the kind you're talking about is what I got this year. They're more globular, softer, and come in a big plastic tub. I prefer those kind, too, of the hard, round discs. Blessings for a great day, my friend! <3

  3. Delightful! Peppermint and Christmas just go together. I'd love to try that Mrs. Meyers peppermint!

  4. Absolutely! Yes, they do, Laura! Blessings, my friend! <3

  5. I've always loved peppermint but I went through a spell where it would make me sneeze, mainly just the food items. Wonder if those items were artificial perhaps. I really like your gift ideas, so fun.

  6. Thanks, Jean! That's a good question. Would be interesting to find out if you were allergic to certain ingredients. Thanks for stopping in! <3

  7. Thank you and Merry Christmas! May the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ be yours today and always.


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