Thursday, November 24, 2011

Homemade Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY

It's the day for being thankful. And, the day for tables of food. I have been listening to Martha Stewart radio on Sirius and have been inspired to home make my own cranberry sauce today.

Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 bags (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 wide strips orange zest, plus 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, orange zest, and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange juice.
Also, with all my listening to the creative geniuses and foodies at Martha Stewart I picked up a little trick I am trying as you read. It has to do with cheesecloth and your turkey. To keep the bird moist, submerge cheesecloth into 1 cup dry white wine and 4 tablespoons melted butter and let soak. Then, place cheesecloth over turkey for the first 3 hours of cooking. Use the remaining liquid to baste as the bird cooks. Take the cloth off for the fourth hour of cooking. This will create a juicy bird. Oh....also, resting time for a turkey is 20-30 mins. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A THANKFUL DAY!!!!!!

images via martha stewart and pinterest; recipe from marthastewart.com

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