Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easy dish to bring to a Thanksgiving potluck

My lab was told that we were participating in a Thanksgiving potluck, about 2 days in advance.  I was really busy at the time, but still wanted to make something to bring.  This dish was so easy to make - I just dumped everything in a pot and let it do its thing, while I got some work done.  And you can add flavorings to make this dish your own.  I made this a second time, for our Thanksgiving meal at home, and added some bourbon :)

Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce (from Two Peas and Their Pod)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 tbsp orange zest

Rinse cranberries with cold water.  In a medium saucepan, add sugar, water and orange juice.  Stir until sugar dissolves.  Bring to a boil and add cranberries and orange zest.  Return to a boil and then reduce heat to medium low.  Cook until cranberries start to burst, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.  Pour sauce into a bowl and chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

Can be made 1-2 days in advance.

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