Before I started cooking I didn't know that people actually made things from scratch like applesauce, croutons, breadcrumbs and cranberry sauce. I kid you not, I was the quintessential "takeout queen." Don't even ask me where I thought those things came from. I never thought about it, I just bought thoughtlessly. Thankfully those days are over and now I rarely eat out and the kitchen is my favorite place to be.
So I figured, if I wasn't aware of the fact that such simple things could be made in your own kitchen, I couldn't have been the only one, right? I'll continue this subject often with simple, everyday items that are so easy to make, there's really no reason to buy them pre-maid. Considering it's Canadian Thanksgiving, let's begin with Cranberry Sauce. Happy Thanksgiving!
2 cups cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 tsp orange zest
juiced half of one orange
sugar to taste
Put all of the ingredients except the sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat to med-low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Using a fork, mash the sauce down a bit. Add the sugar, adjusting to your personal taste. Allow the sugar to fully dissolve. Remove from heat and serve. You can easily freeze any leftover sauce.