Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cranberry sauce...from SCRATCH!!

Print Friendly and PDF I didn't make a turkey for Christmas. The P-Man and I had a nice big breakfast, and SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS for Christmas dinner, while we lounged in front of the TV and watched the 7th episode of The Big Bang Theory...during a 24 hour marathon! We had little mini bottles of champagne, and overall it was a GREAT Christmas!

Don't ask me why...but I decided to make cranberry sauce. I love cranberry sauce, and for weeks now, I have seen jars of every kind, on many shelves, in many food stores. I just couldn't decide whether or not to buy I was unsure whether I was going to eat TURKEY! When I was out picking up vegetables, I saw a bag of fresh cranberries, and decided then and there, to make some of my own. I found a recipe on, that included fresh orange juice, and a whole cinnamon stick, and a pinch of ground cloves, that only took 20 minutes to cook. I poured it into a bowl, and stuck it in the fridge, and ate it the next day with some turkey sausages, brown rice and broccoli...and it was DELICIOUS!! It was so fresh and cinnamony, that it completely overshadowed the tasty little sausages. I am thinking about using it as a jam, with some peanut butter on an onion bagel for breakfast! I am thinking that I should poach a turkey breast JUST for sandwiches, so I can slather it on bread, and let it mingle with some mayonnaise in a fabulous non-leftover turkey sandwich!

I really don't know what I was waiting for! This cranberry sauce was a Christmas miracle...turkey, or NOT!!


  1. this looks like a delicious accompaniment to my big family turkey dinners. thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks for your comment Tia! This cranberry sauce keeps in the fridge for at least a month…great on turkey sandwich, too!