“It is with joy and regret that I inform you of my Thanksgiving plans. I will not be cooking this year (yeah for me!) so unfortunately won’t have tons of Thanksgiving recipes to share (boo!).
My hubby traveled to Korea so much this past year and racked up a lot of Marriott points while he was at it; therefore we are checking into one of their resorts here in Oahu to spend our Thanksgiving. Since none of our family lives in here, cooking for four sound like a drag. I am so excited about relaxing and letting someone else feed me for a change.”
Oh how I miss living in Hawaii, but Thanksgiving is wonderful anywhere you spend it.
If you’re looking for the easiest thing to volunteer to bring to the Thanksgiving potluck, bring this….Cranberry Apple Sauce. It’s tart and zippy and pairs perfectly with turkey and those creamy mashed potatoes and gravy.
Cranberry sauce can be simple- from the canned jelly kind to the recipe on the back of the cranberry package….or you can give it a twist. I love the taste of citrus in a cranberry sauce (enter the lemon), I love the mixture of fresh and dried cranberries and love the subtle taste of cinnamon. Oh yeah, plus the tart apples, makes this a perfect combo.
This cranberry sauce will give you a Vitamin C boost, plus some fiber and antioxidants.
Of course you’ll need these
You’ll be peeling a few granny smith apples
Chopping some lemon
and the beauty of it all….it just gets dumped into one pot to simmer
Looks like a lot of apples, but watch what happens
It all comes together in perfect harmony- it is tart and sweet…..and soooo yummy. Your house will smell amazing while it cooks…better than any candle!
Oh and I must point out this gorgeous homemade napkin that is in the photos. It came from an online shop called Beautiful Ingredient and is made from hemp, organic cotton and recycled fibers. I am in love and am rushing to order a whole set.
Kari, the owner and designer of Beautiful Ingredient sent me one to try for free and was sweet enough to offer a discount code if any of you want to buy her beautiful napkins through the the month of November. Just enter the code: HOLIDAYVB1012 at checkout. Not only does she make these handmade napkins, but also potholders and are all eco-friendly. Whether for a formal gathering or everyday meal, these products are perfect to use.
And how pretty are the light gray ones? Go check them out HERE.
I have had a couple spoonfuls at night for my “dessert”. Oh and it gets SO much better the next day or two, almost a little sweeter and not so sour as it sits, so make it ahead of time and cross that off the list.
Terrible photo alert from from 2010!
- 1 package fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
- 3 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
- ½ of a small lemon, seeded, sliced thin and roughly chopped (throw out the ends)
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup craisins (sweetened dried cranberries)
- Add first 6 ingredients to a medium size saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until cranberries have popped, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, add dried cranberries.
- Transfer to a dish to cool and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
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This post was originally published November 18, 2016