Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. It comes in close behind Christmas. I love the family getting together to catch up on each other's busy lives. I love seeing how much my nieces and nephews have grown since we have seen each other last. I especially love the food! One of the side dishes I look forward to is the cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce is a must on our Thanksgiving table. You can buy the canned stuff but nothing beats the flavor a homemade sauce. I like to add a little orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon to the pot. These 2 ingredients enhance the flavor a lot!
1 bag of cranberries
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 cup of sugar
grated orange peel
pinch of cinnamon
Open the bag of fresh cranberries and wash them. Place them in a small pot. Add all ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until cranberries burst. Place in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator.
That's it, you're done! I like to bring this dish wherever I am invited for Thanksgiving. It's easy and people will think you spent all day in the kitchen! Enjoy and be safe- Maryann Morgan