Homemade Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

Northwest Pearls: Cranberry Sauce A group of us had Friendsgiving this week. We each brought a side dish or drinks and met up for the dinner. One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes is the cranberry sauce. So that's what I volunteered to bring.

For the recipe I used:

  • 4.5 cups of cranberries
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

I put the cranberries and the water into a pot and cooked them until the cranberries were popping. Then I stirred in the sugar and the cinnamon. I cooked it for a few minutes before taking it off of the heat and setting it on a different burner.  When it had cooled down a bit, I transferred the sauce to a serving dish and covered it before placing it in the refrigerator. It was good to eat then, but I had made the dish three days in advance so that when Friendsgiving came around, I could just pull the dish out of the fridge and go on over.

Northwest Pearls: Cranberry Sauce

Northwest Pearls: Cranberry Sauce

The dish was incredibly easy to make. I was worried about it because I'd never made cranberry sauce with cinnamon, but I heard a few of my friends compliment the dish when they didn't know who made it.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Stuffed Cabbage

My friend's mother is from Germany, but has lived in the US for 20+ years, and I asked her what she had done for Christmas. She told me and said that she had made stuffed cabbage, a traditional Romanian/German Christmas dish. I asked if she had any leftovers and she promptly heated some up for me on a plate. It was pretty good.

It was sauerkraut (I spelled that right the first time), hamburger meat, rice, paprika, French garlic, and some other ingredients that I'm forgetting. Here's a picture of a similar dish (though not exactly what I had and mine didn't quite look like this because I ate a few-day-old leftovers.)


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She explained that it was hard to get the cabbage on the head in the US so the dish wasn't exactly like it was in Germany, but that it was similar and pretty close. I'd never even had sauerkraut so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was good. I'm glad I tried it.

Have you tried any new foods yesterday?