Saturday, November 29, 2008

gobble, gobble

This Thanksgiving, I discovered the gastronomic deliciousness of homemade cranberry sauce. YUM! Before, I had always had cranberry sauce from a can--that circular-shaped red jell which we tried to disguise by mushing with a fork, even though the slightly metallic taste gave it away.

Not this year! Why didn't I ever make homemade cranberry sauce before? It's so good! It's so easy! And my secret ingredient? A handful of chopped candied ginger. Candied ginger makes everything taste better.


Elaine Magliaro said...

Sounds good, Grace. I'll have to try making homemade cranberry sauce some day. I do like the cranberry orange sauce/compote I buy at the store better than the jellied stuff that comes in a can.

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! See you soon.

Linda said...

Here's another homemade cranberry sauce that we like - on sandwiches too.
Cosmic Cranberry Sauce
3 limes
1 orange
1 bag cranberries
3/4 C sugar
3 TBS Orange Liqueur
Zest and juice the limes and orange and add to cranberries and sugar in pan - bring to boil, allow to cook on med. heat, uncovered for 5 minutes or until most berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in liqueur.
Store in frige. Leftovers freeze well for later use, too.

Grace Lin said...

Thanksgiving was delicious--Elaine, I'm sure yours was as well!

Linda, that recipe sounds soo good--I'm going to try it with my leftover cranberries!

Linda said...

I've never had anything but the canned variety. You've encouraged me to try making my own at Christmas. So much good food this time of year!
Let the poundage begin!

jackson said...

Hi Grace-
Lesley Grad student here....just an update on my "presentation" of you - it was fantastic (if I do say so myself, well my professor said it for me). Every classmate determined to buy Robert's Snowflakes for teacher gifts...good idea! We had a major paper crane origami folding fest in honor of Lissy and Menu. I hope to get to the Risd event - that sounds terrific. Happy December!
Fondly, Deb Stone

Grace Lin said...

Hi Deb!

That's nice to hear. I'm so glad your presentation went well, it would be fun to see you at the Alumni Sale.