Are you a fan of cranberry sauce??
Do you like it or LOVE it?
Do you like it from a can? a jar? or homemade?
We love it in this house!
shocker actually with my 2 picky eaters~!!
So .. Homemade Cranberry is a MUST in our house on Thanksgiving!
We love it ON our turkey!!
and after Thanksgiving we use it like jam!
I usually make it as directed on the Ocean Spray Cranberry packaging.
1 cup of liquid. 1 cup of sugar. boil. cook. smash. cool. serve.
only I break the rules.
If you know me well…
You knew this was coming! ha!
For the 1 cup of liquid I use 1/2 orange juice and 1/2 apple cider.
and I use a little vanilla.
and I cut apple chunks into it because I am a rebel
and it makes it sweeter! =) Pear chunks are delish too!!
and I usually cut the sugar in half.
except NOT this year.
I was feeling a little saucy when I made it.
and I tried adding this spicy flavor to it…
G is for Ginger!~ =)
I have to be in the right mood to eat ginger.
I am like that.
This Canadian Thanksgiving day I was at the tail end of a cold.
and I had been adding ginger to my secret “when I am sick hot drink”.
(I will share that another day, k!!)
anyway… using ginger all week inspired me to put it in the cranberry sauce
For our Canadian Thanksgiving in October!! =)
The real test was to see if my Littles noticed it!!
Well… I used a bit too much ginger ** oops **
so I had to …um… uh… add more sugar than the packaging called for!
It was delicious!
and the Littles (aka the kids) did not seem to notice the ginger!! ha!
New recipe for the Seizing My Day family…
Gingered Cranberry Sauce!
Toss in all the ingredients the Ocean Spray bag calls for into your sauce pan
adding any sweet fruit you like
and / or substitute fruit juice instead of water
and grate up a little ginger or a lot if you love that spicy flavor…
and BOIL and stir… for however long the bag directs! … =)
It is SO easy!
Once The berries get all soft and squishy
you can stop at this point and let it cool
and serve it as is… a little chunky.
put that hand blender in like I did
and give it a whirl … or two!
now it is less chunky.
Let it Cool and put it into a couple fancy jars.
and gift one to your neighbor…
they will love you forever.
(if they like cranberry that is!~)
Lucky me my neighbors do!!
and they love PW Cookies, PW Pecan Scones, and Bakerella Cake pops…
My neighbors love me!! ha ha!! =)
This Thanksgiving… if you are feeling spicy…
I dare you to try my Gingered Cranberry Sauce!
If you are only feeling a little saucy…
then try the sweet fruit version…
without the ginger! Yum!!
I will share more of my Thanksgiving dinner tricks with y’all as the week goes by… I will share my turkey bird secret and my stuffing secret.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Do you have secrets for cooking on Thanksgiving?! Do tell!! =)
I am going to walk the dog now…
in the LAST non-rainy wet day of the year here in Western Washington.
Our lives are over. Forever.
Fine… For the next few months…
we will be trapped indoors.
or be forced to walk with boots, Slickers, hats, umbrellas and WET dogs.
** sigh **
It is going t be one WET soccer game this weekend!
I think Abby might have a fever that day?!
Oh wait… her daddy is the coach… I don’t think that will fly!
I am off to enjoy a tinsy tiny bit of sunshine before it is all over. forever.
Have a great day y’all!!