Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cranberry Sauce

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.


We Are Not Martha said...

Mmmm! This is making me very excited for Thanksgiving!


Jesse said...

I was the exact opposite. I think I was in high school before I learned that most people get cranberry sauce out of a can. I have a lot of affection for that sweet jammy canned stuff, but it's a totally different thing from the real thing. It looks great - I can't wait until American Thanksgiving!

Kevin said...

Making your own cranberry sauce is always fun.

Haley said...

I've never made my own cranberry sauce, but I think after reading your recipe I will! Looks delish!

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~Madeline~ said...

Hi Sues, won't be long for you now! Hang in there ;)

Thanks Jesse! I have to agree with you, I do still enjoy the canned stuff now and then, in my own privacy, don't tell ;) The difference however, is so night and day.

Sure is Kevin. The best part is making a big batch and freezing it. I always have some on hand.

Thanks Haley! I'll check out your site and get back to you shortly. Thanks for the interest.

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