I was really looking forward to making my first-ever Thanksgiving dishes this year. L. Smith and I celebrated Thanksgiving with his mom, so we decided to make a few dishes together and bring them down to help her with hosting dinner.
I scoured the web looking for tasty twists on traditional Thanksgiving dishes. I found this great recipe for sweet cranberry sauce on the Whole Foods website.
I took a bag of fresh cranberries, 2 tablespoons of water, ½ cup of sugar, 2 clementines, and 2 cinnamon sticks and brought them to a boil over medium-high heat. At this point, the cranberries started to pop. I then lowered the heat and simmered everything for 10-15 minutes.
This is a relatively quick, very simple dish and a great twist on traditional cranberry sauce. I think that the clementine flavor was too mild (almost unnoticeable) so I definitely want to add 1-2 more clementines to the mix next time I make this. I think I’d also add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, to enhance that flavor as well.
I really want to start my own “family recipes” that I can pass down one day, and I think this recipe could be one of them! I just need to tweak it a bit more to really make it my own and make it a dish that is memorable. I’m looking forward to making this dish again next year!