Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cranberry Goodness

MENTAL STATUS: "Accomplished". The manuscript is just about ready to be sent out...tomorrow.

Well, on the writing front, I'm printing this bad boy of a story out today and will get it ready to mail.


On the home front, I'm making Thanksgiving Day dinner this year. I have to admit I'm a wee bit nervous. Not because I've never cooked a turkey before. I have! And it's never been dry! It's just that it's been a while, so I might be a little rusty.

Usually my s-i-l does Thanksgiving and I get stuck with Christmas or Christmas Eve (I do not cook a turkey then). Well, this year we decided to change things up a bit. For something different. For fun. And now I'm stressing. Already!

(But holidays have a way of creeping up on you.)

Anyhew, last night I was watching Good Eats on the FoodNetwork, getting ideas on what to do with my turkey. I saw Alton Brown make his own cranberry sauce, which was interesting. I think I'd like to make my own this year, too.

(Actually, what Alton made was a dipping sauce so I won't be making that recipe. But you get the idea.)

I love cranberry sauce. The thing is my daughter really enjoys that pureed canned stuff. So I'd have to have both.

So my questions are: 1) do you like cranberry sauce and 2) do you make your own and know a good recipe?


Chicki said...

I don't like cranberry sauce, but I always buy it for the rest of the family. My grandchildren love it.

This year I'm doing Thanksgiving and my sister is having Christmas at her house. DH just finished taking up the carpet in the family room and putting down a wood floor. He also laid ceramic tile in the foyer because the carpet was worn.

We're almost ready!

Sarita Leone said...

I love cranberry sauce, and I'd hoped you had the recipe for the sauce at the top of the post. It looks yummy!

No recipe from me, I'm afraid. Sorry!

Congrats on getting the book in the mail. :)

Kristen Painter said...

I love cranberry sauce - both homemade and canned. And I do make my own, but I don't use a recipe. It's SO easy. Just throw the cranberries in a pot with some sugar (start with half a cup and adjust to taste)and a splash of fresh orange juice. Zest some of the orange rind into the mix too. Let it cook until the cranberries start to burst their skins. That's about it.

Patricia W. said...

The pureed canned stuff for me. Probably more nostalgia than taste but hey, aren't the holidays in part about tradition?

Stephanie said...

Not a fan of cranberry...causes kidney stones (as do any berries) so I stay far...far...FAR! away!

Virginia Lady said...

Okay, I'll come clean. I've never actually tried it. Somehow I managed to avoid even tasting it all these years. It just didn't look appealing to me. I suspect my brain would tell my tastebuds it tasted awful no matter what the truth really is at this point. Years of believing it's icky probably has had a negative effect.