I made dinner tonight with ear plugs in. My husband is putting down our hard wood floor and the stapler noise is above loud. He started this evening before I had my ear plugs in place and I screamed at the first staple.
Cooking with ear plugs sure is interesting. I had to take them out twice to taste something. I had to hear the sizzle of the pan to get the whole taste. Kind of like my Grandma I guess- she cant talk on the phone until she finds her glasses.
I was craving thanksgiving food so I made fried ham with a simple cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, creamed limas and spinach salad.
I am sharing the simple cranberry sauce recipe with you. It sure is tasty. I caught Josh eating it by the spoonful. This could be used on various meats.
Cranberries make me happy. I love their flavor and color.
Simple Cranberry Sauce
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
zest of one orange
12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries
In a small saucepan combine sugar, water, salt and orange zest.
Bring to a boil, stir in cranberries return to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until 3/4 of berries have popped open.
Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to serve.
If you want a thicker sauce just cook it longer.
It really thickens once it cools.
Cooks Illustrated recipe revised slightly.