Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Day. Rosie Makes A Cranberry Dish.

I remember Thanksgiving at my mother's table. There was always the ever-present can of cranberry jelly, resting on its side on a cut glass dish. A ruby red, glistening, shimmering, gelatinous, cylindrical blob. With can lines encircling the whole. Glinting back the sun light. I hated that crap. Thanksgiving afternoon, I decided to make my own cranberry sauce.
My ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 2 tangerines, peeled, seeded, and pureed 8 ounces cranberries handful raisins cinnamon stick grated nutmeg handful pecans 1 peeled and chopped apple and pear First I brought the water and sugar to a boil, then reduced the heat to a bare simmer and added ...
the cranberries, the cinnamon stick, the tangerine puree ...
... and mixed all together.
Then I grated a little fresh nutmeg into the mix.
Added pecans.
I started out with 1/2 each pear and apple,
... then decided to add the whole apple and pear. Add in a handful of raisins. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
And here's my cranberry sauce. Tart, sweet, fruity, spicy, nutty, raisiny. And it's pretty, too. What's not to love?

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