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ACTUALLY YUMMY CRANBERRY SAUCE

25 November 2009

For the best flavor, be sure to make this the night before!!!!



5 whole allspice berries
5 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks

4 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1. Place spices in a spice bag – I get mine at World Market Cost Plus.  Place in medium size sauce pan along with cranberries and water.

2. Bring to a boil, and cook until berries start bursting – about 10 minutes. Remove spice bag (if you’re making Apple Cider for the same meal – don’t discard it! Reuse it!).

3. Reduce heat to low and add sugar.  Continue to cook until sugar is dissolved (about 5 minutes).  Remove from heat and cool. Place in refrigerator overnight (the MINIMUM amount of time to allow the flavors to develop would be 8 hours, but honestly, it really “comes into its own” after about 12 hours in the fridge).

BUTTER CUTS

25 November 2009

1/2 cup (1 cube) butter

1. Place butter in large resealable plastic bag – do not seal completely; allow too soften.

2. Using a rolling pin flatten until 1/4 inch thick throughout.

3. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.  Remove, and cut open bag.

4. Using mini cookie cutters, cut out shapes, remove and place on flat surface.  Return to freezer until ready to serve.

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