Monday, October 10, 2011

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce so easy my 5 year old made it.

The boy was cranberry obsessed this past week. "DID YOU KNOW CRANBERRIES GROW IN FIELDS AND FARMERS FLOOD THE FIELDS AND THE BERRIES FLOAT?!", he’d yell at me from his car seat on the way home, with his distinct lack of volume control. Every day there was a new little cranberry factoid he couldn’t shout loud enough about. I chalked it up to either they were spending a disproportionate amount of time learning about Thanksgiving condiments and side dishes in Kindergarten, or his paternal side’s cranberry farming genetics were starting to burst through in weird, uncontrollable spurts.

Then on Friday he came flailing out of his classroom and shoved this adorable little jar of cranberry sauce into my face. Mystery cranberry obsession solved.

I am thankful to have such an exuberant little guy, who is beyond excited for us to share in trying the cranberry sauce he made tonight during our Thanksgiving dinner. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, whether you celebrated Thanksgiving or not!

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

1 cup sugar
½ cup water
½ cup orange juice
1 bag (340 grams) cranberries

In a saucepan mix sugar, water, and juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add cranberries, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from head and enjoy once cooled completely.


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