I almost forgot where my blog was. It's been awhile, y'all. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I'm sad it's over! One of my favorite days of the year; definitely one of my favorite meals of the year!
Growing up, I thought cranberry sauce came out of a can. You know the round tube of congealed cranberry sauce with the can ridges down the side?
It weirded me out. It still does, actually.
But! Last year, I saw Jamie Deen make a homemade cranberry sauce. I thought it looked really good. Cranberries, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon? I mean, how could that be bad?
So I made it. And I LOVED it. So very delicious. Very simple. But I never wrote about it...probably because I had no confidence that it would be edible.
But here we are, a year later...and I just made it. After Thanksgiving. I know. My timetable is a little skewed this year.
It's just as wonderful as I remembered! Maybe even better.
And I can't wait to share this panini recipe with you...beyond delicious. This is my lunch for the next week.
Here's the recipe. I didn't change a thing, which may be the first time in history I haven't made some change to a recipe. There's no room for improvement here.
From Bobby & Jamie Deen
12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice (100% juice)
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Chill completely before serving.