This morning my family will be running in a local 5K to start off the day. It'll be my first race pushing the twins in the jogging stroller, so it won't be a very fast one for me! I'll post a race report later.
So being that it's Thanksgiving, I want to talk about cranberries.
I used to hate them.
Wouldn't touch them.
I think it's one of those tastes you grow into with age. Because all the sudden one day I had a deep appreciation for cranberries.
But. (Isn't there always a but?)
They must be homemade.
I don't like canned, and I don't really like the jellied type.
So I follow the recipe on the bag - 3 cups cranberries to 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.
You boil them for 10 minutes.
I love hearing them pop open as they cook.
I use a potato masher to squish them a bit at the end.
Let it cool, and it solidifies some.
Cranberries are such a powerhouse berry!
I make a triple batch - one to take to Thanksgiving and two to freeze (it freezes quite well). Because cranberries are good in all sorts of situations.
Try the sauce:
stirred into oatmeal
over pancakes instead of syrup (our favorite treat)
on ice cream
on a sandwich with peanut butter
stirred into apple pie before baking
So don't throw away the leftovers! Embrace the cranberry :-)
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.