Thanksgiving Countdown 10 Days and it's GO Time for Prep. Starting with Spice Inventory & Making Sachets.
Many times in the past I have gone to prepare things and not had the spices I need. That has changed over the years. I keep a good supply of most everything. I find the best and most economical places to purchase are Asian markets, which I love! When it comes time to "inventory" I use the older spices for making sachets. So this morning first thing I pulled open the doors and drawers and my Mother's old blue spatter dishpan and mixed up a batch for closets and drawers.
I found whole Anise, Whole Clove, whole Bay leaves, green Cardamon seed, and Cinnamon sticks. After dumping a portion of each into my dishpan and stirring to combine I was almost ready! The room filled with the lovely scents and my spirits were lifted.
Next I placed a big spoonful of the herbs and spices in the center of the cheesecloth and gathered up the corners then tied with the twine.
And I have 10 lovely sachets for my closets and a good idea of any seasonings I need to replace as this Holiday season fast approaches!