Thankful for Trying Something New

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Real Estate Agent with Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!
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Sometimes you have to experiment and try something new or different.

I never cared for cranberry sauce although I know that many people do like it. So while shopping the other day for Thanksgiving dinner items, I saw fresh cranberries and on a whim decided to buy some. 

I didn't even know what I wanted to do with them nor did I have a recipe for them but I thought maybe I would make some sort of bread with fresh cranberries. 

Once home, I decided to keep it simple and try a sauce. I cooked the cranberries according to the recipe on the bag but added a finely chopped Granny Smith apple, a stick of cinnamon, 4-5 cloves, and reduced the sugar to 2/3 of a cup. 

The result was delicious. Nice color, it smelled great, and a great taste, a little tart and very fruity. 

We decided to have it hot over Vanilla ice cream!  Maybe not the traditional way to enjoy cranberry sauce but definitely one way I love it! 

The experiment was successful and I'm thankful for trying something new. 

 

 This is an entry in the Active Rain Challenge 12 Days of Thanksgiving 2017

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

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Hi Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, that looks and sounds delicious. I love cranberry sauce, I don't follow a recipe, just my own thing.

Nov 20, 2017 04:25 PM #1
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Beth Atalay that's what I did...just did what I thought would work. 

Nov 20, 2017 04:25 PM #2
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Love your creativity and deciding to put it over vanilla ice cream sounds delicious!

Nov 20, 2017 04:33 PM #3
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Maria Sapio thank you, I have a sweet tooth!

Nov 20, 2017 05:05 PM #4
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Silvia

Homemade cranberry sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 20, 2017 05:34 PM #5
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Hi Silvia- I have grown to like cranberry sauce the older I get!  Never made it myself but may I will using your tips!!! 

Nov 20, 2017 05:46 PM #6
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Lou Ludwig  try it some time!

Kathy Streib I've never bought fresh cranberries before. But I actually like them and will get them more often, they are healthy , too! Also can be frozen.

Nov 20, 2017 06:17 PM #7
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Did your cranberries pop when you cooked them? Mine do and that makes it more fun. The result is a sweet fresh and healthy treat.

Nov 20, 2017 06:41 PM #8
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Debbie Reynolds now that you mention it, yes, the did make a sound while cooking. 

Nov 20, 2017 06:55 PM #9
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That's a great way to enjoy cranberries, Silvia. We make a great cold relish for Thanksgiving with sugar, cranberries, and orange.

Trying new things out in the kitchen is fun, isn't it? At least if it turns out well!!

Jeff

Nov 20, 2017 09:11 PM #10
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Back in Sweden, we have what they call lingonberries. They grow in the forest and are ready to be picked in the fall.

"Noun. allemansrätt c. (law, uncountable) freedom to roam; a Scandinavian and Scottish custom that supports free movement of people through public lands and their gathering of some renewable resources therefrom, benefiting from the implicit and explicit support from law and constitution."

Love cranberries too!

Nov 21, 2017 12:30 AM #11
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My grandmother's cranberry relilsh...ground cranberries and oranges with the  peel   are  just the best part of the meal !

Nov 21, 2017 03:17 AM #12
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Good morning Silvia. Good for you for stepping out of yourcomfort zone.

Nov 21, 2017 05:00 AM #13
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Jeff Dowler I'm an experimenter.. there hasn't been a recipe that I haven't changed in some way!

Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson yes, we have them in Germany as well, they are called Preiselbeeren there. Usually served with game dishes. 

 

 

Nov 21, 2017 05:23 AM #14
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson that combination sounds delicious as well!

Sheila Anderson thanks, I'm glad I did!

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Silvia, I am not a huge fan of cranberries either, but this sounds really good!  

Nov 21, 2017 07:05 AM #16
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Good morning Silvia - it looks delicious.  Isn't it amazing when we look for other alternatives rather than doing what we always do.

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I may have to try cranberry sauce "your way." I'm not a fan either. ;)

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Sylvia I also have never cared for cranberries, but they do look delicious in the picture.

Nov 21, 2017 01:38 PM #19
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Joan Cox thanks, sometimes you have to just go for it. 

Grant Schneider thanks, as they say "more than one way leads to Rome!"

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD hope you'll enjoy it! 

George Souto thank you!

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