I don't know what it is with me and my sister, but it seems like every year at Thanksgiving we are always searching for that *perfect* cranberry sauce recipe.
I really don't know why that is, because in all of our growing-up-years we never had any other kind except the jellied kind from the can. You know, the one that still has the grooves from the side of the can impressed on it. And that never bothered us before.
But somehow, somewhere, we must've discovered real cranberry sauce and now we are compelled to find that perfect sauce for our Thanksgiving feast.
One of our family's favorite recipes is one that I got from my husband's step-grandma, Mama Jane, not long after I was married. It's the one we revert back to when a new one has bombed royally. It involves canned whole cranberry sauce, raspberry jello, celery, etc. Mucho yum-o!! I should definitely share that one with you!
Another we have tried is this one with jalapenos from Martha Stewart. I loved it (I made it), but everyone else didn't have much to say. Then there was the one that involved red cabbage that my sister loved (she made it), everyone else...not so much.
This year I was all set to make our fall-back-favorite from Mama Jane, until I saw this from The Pioneer Woman. Good 'ole P-Dub just has the most irresistible recipes. Or maybe it's all those photos. They always have me practically drooling by the time I've scrolled to the bottom of the page. It's really not fair!
So anyway, I'm going for it. I checked with my sister to see if she thought it looked acceptable, but I'm not telling anyone else about the switch-a-roo. I'm just showing up with it:) I'll definitely let you know how that goes.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on cranberry sauce. Do you have some fabulous recipe that I need to try next year? I'd love to hear all about it!!