Thanksgiving is coming up in the United States and grocery lists are being compiled for the big feast.
Is cranberry sauce on your list? The jarred kind, or – yikes! – that jellied canned stuff? Cross it off RIGHT NOW! Instead, write down bagged whole cranberries (they’re in the produce section).
If you can boil water, you can make cranberry sauce because all you have to do is boil water, cranberries, and sugar together for 5 minutes. Done!
Even non-cooks can make this. Remember, every time you buy prepared food, you give power over what goes inside your body to someone else. It’s time to take control!
CRANBERRY SAUCE – makes about 2 cups
- 8 oz whole cranberries, rinsed
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed (or, white sugar, if you prefer)
- optional: zest from one orange (I never do this)
Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. When cranberries begin to pop, remove from heat. Refrigerate until serving time.
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