Cranberry Delight

I’ve always wanted to make fresh cranberry sauce, or anything with cranberries minus the high fructose corn syrup and other additives. Even though I generally don’t like to cook, I do like to experiment with taste and good nutrition. I get this idea in my head of something that would be healthy and I think, “How could I make that?”

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Last week it was cranberry applesauce:

  • Put some cranberries in a pan, cover with water and simmer
  • Cut up 2 apples, put them with the cranberries and bring to a boil
  • Lower the temperature and simmer until soft & mushy (stirring occasionally)
  • Add spices & honey and simmer a while longer stirring (stir & add water if necessary)

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I like cinnamon, coriander, turmeric and ginger because of their health benefits, but you may prefer other spices.

This week it’s going to be Cranberries & Oranges:

Although I’m personally not really into eating turkey, I usually need to cook one for the meat eaters in my family. Thankfully I managed to find a locally farmed, humanely raised without hormones, organically grown turkey. The best way I’ve ever cooked turkey is using a little orange juice for basting and orange slices for garnish.

My friend suggested I make my cranberry sauce with orange juice as well, so I think I’ll try that. Maybe replace one of the apples with an orange, or replace the water with orange juice and not use apples at all. What do you think? Anyone have a good cranberry-orange recipe?

What are you cooking this week?

Besides turkey and the usual stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash and green beans. Anyone doing something different or more creative? Hope to hear from you but even if I don’t, to you and yours I wish a…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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One thought on “Cranberry Delight

  1. I make a cornucopia out of bread stick dough (baked)… and then have fresh veggies and dip…
    this year I will make a Cheese Ball that looks like a turkey with pretzel feathers…
    other traditions are sweet potatoes, stuffed celery, eggnog, 5-cup dalad…to name a few…
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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