IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!!
Y’know how I lost all those older Christmas recipes??? I’ve been grumbling about it here and there on the blog for the last week or so. But in “real life” and in my head, I’ve actually been kind of freaking out about it for weeks and weeks now. It was all fine and dandy for the Dill Mashed Potatoes, the Mushroom Gravy, and the Cranberry Sauce because I happened to post the full recipes on my tumblr a couple years ago. Unfortunately, when it came to the Traditional Vegetable Walnut Stuffing and Broccoli Almondine (perhaps my two FAVOURITE holiday recipes), I’d made some major improvements to the recipes since then. I couldn’t exactly just post the older not-as-good version could I?? So I’d basically resigned myself to the fact that I’d be retesting both of these recipes before posting, and due to my tendency to procrastinate, I hadn’t even started yet. Not good.
So, onto the Christmas miracle. William and I were chatting about our domain name, ilovevegan.com, how we came to choose it and how far the site has come since we first launched. William brought up a very nifty site, The WayBack Machine, where you can see snapshots of what websites were like in the past. We look up ilovevegan.com, get to browsing, and we’re giggling over different parts of old ilovevegan.com, me squealing because everything was just so darn CUTE, and then BAM! It hits me, my lost recipes could be safe here? Lo and behold, going back to November 2014, there they were, my favourite holiday recipes, perfectly intact and ready for reposting. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU BRITTANY!!! So you now get to look forward to 2 perfect holiday recipes that are exactly the way I intended them to be. So watch out for those on Monday and Tuesday! Whew, just in time for Christmas!
So now, Holiday Tip #3 – Christmas miracles DO happen. Sometimes they’re small, and they don’t always come when you think you need them, but they always come when you least expect it, and if you let them, they’ll brighten your WHOLE FREAKING DAY. Just be thankful for the little things ya’ know?
Now onto today’s recipe. It’s nothing really special, it’s not exactly healthy, but it is plain perfect Cranberry sauce, and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it, right?
Yield 2 1/2 cups
Just your traditional, tangy-sweet cranberry sauce that's a must have at every Thanksgiving and Christmas table.
- 3 cups cranberries (about 1 package)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Rinse cranberries.
- In a saucepan combine the cranberries, sugar, and water, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and simmer for 5 minutes (until the skins have broken.) The mixture will still look quite watery, this is completely normal.
- Transfer to a serving dish, and chill. The cranberry sauce will thicken up as it cools.