One can find the most shocking things on blogs. Just this morning, I discovered --- and this is almost too disturbing to write on a forum that may include underage readers --- that some people don't like cranberry sauce. (There. I had to whisper it.)
It's a good thing these cranberry sauce despising people are not related to us. Well, they couldn't be, since we are all decent, upstanding people who appreciate the sanctity of the Thanksgiving feast. No doubt if they were in our family, we would have set them straight by now. Either that, or prayed fervently for their conversion from the evils of not eating cranberry sauce.
This year, I'm cooking the family feast again. My sister-in-law will come with The Cousins (as my children refer to them) and we may have a few other guests as well. There will be turkey, of course, and all sorts of side dishes and goodies...and three different cranberry sauces:
- The Apple-Cranberry Sauce
- The Mandarin Orange-Cranberry Sauce
- The odd but interesting Cranberry Salsa
Boil ½ cup of water with ½ cup of sugar; add ½ package of fresh cranberries; simmer for 10 minutes without stirring. Put in bowl. Add approximately 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro, 1 chopped green onion, and finely chopped jalapena to taste. Sprinkle with cumin and fresh lime juice. Chill. Serve at room temperature.I liked it, but not everyone shared my enthusiasm. Some people who ate it declared it "interesting". Most preferred the other cranberry sauces, but no one said that I shouldn't bother making it again.