Friday, November 7, 2014

Getting ready

Ever since Halloween is behind us, I have Xmas on my mind....

I don't know how I would plan it if I was living in the U.S. because Thanksgiving is still to come...

So I have made a food/goodies schedule to keep everything under control!

It is flexible (of course) and in the end if something doesn't get done, well...It happens!

So tonight in a rare burst of energy, I made my cranberry sauce. Check!

I tweek the recipe on the bag.

Here it is:

2 cups (450 ml) cranberries (fresh or frozen), 1/2 cup (125ml) water, 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup, zest of one orange and the juice of 1/2 an orange.

I put everything in the medium sized sauce pan and brought to a gentle boil . Continue to cook until the berries start to pop, reduce until thickened a bit. It was then that I added some Jack Daniel's , about an ounce or 2.....I hope it will give an interesting taste!

 Cool, then put in a jar or a Tupperware, label and freeze. Or keep in fridge for about a week .

One down! I hope to keep posting my Holidays recipes to inspire you in your celebrations.

Have a great evening!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm envious of my Canadian friends since your Thanksgiving is over and you have a nice long lead up to Christmas. I usually start overlapping my plans around the middle of Nov. I love cranberry sauce..yummy!

Cheapchick said...

Neat! We have lots of cranberry growers in our area here on Vancouver Island (who knew!) so I have been looking for them at the grocery store but the fresh ones aren't out yet. My Stepdaughter wants to make smoothies with them and I love making cranberry orange muffins. But we both love cranberry sauce!

Jill said...

We always make our cranberry sacue, but why have we never frozen it? Good idea!!

Mick said...

I might just have to try that! Sounds better than anything in an Ocean spray can!