The cranberry sauce I made for Maya's party came out awesome, and Tegan or someone wanted a recipe, so I'm going to try to recreate it here. It was derived from the internet with some adventure. I think I'll go for a literal rendition.
Midnight Cranberry Sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup orange juice
- 20 tablespoons brown sugar (things the Grotto lacks: sane measuring cups)
- 10 tablespoons normal sugar, plus a bit more
- 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries and most of a 12-ounce bag frozen cranberries
- 1 small container of fresh blueberries
- Cinnamon to taste
- Bring liquids to a boil, stirring in and dissolving both sugars.
- Put in cranberries and try to bring back to a boil. This is a little bizarre because you have so much more cranberry than liquid it's hard to judge boilingishness. Also, you didn't plan ahead enough for the frozen cranberries to be much thawed.
- Simmer for a while. I was originally going for 10 minutes, but went for a while longer than that, I think. Cranberries should mostly pop with a sound less bold than popcorn. Maya won't be able to hear it.
- Don't worry if it looks really liquidy; it'll thicken as it cools.
- When most cranberries are popped, add blueberries and cinnamon and additional sugar to taste.
- Remove from heat and let cool completely at room temperature. It's rabid midnight, so feel free to fudge the "completely" if you want to go to bed.
- Put in the fridge and refrigerate until ready to serve.