Orange Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving! As one who didn’t grow up in the States celebrating thanksgiving, it is now one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy it so much more now that I have kids, and we are trying to build our family traditions and identity. It has been a ton of fun for me as I am learning how to make traditional thanksgiving meals from scratch, and putting my own little spin on a few of the dishes. One of the easiest places to start has been the cranberry sauce. We did the canned sauce for a couple years, and poor us…. we didn’t know any better 🙂 Last year, I ventured out and made the sauce at home, and it was so easy and delicious that I can never present a can to the clan again.

The best part is you can easily make it a day ahead,  let it cool down and then refrigerate. That makes one less thing to worry about on turkey day! Happy thanksgiving from my family to yours. May we remember to take time to reflect on the blessings that God has bestowed on us!

Ingredients:
1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries, rinsed
Zest of one orange
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 6 oranges)
1 cup sugar
1 stick cinnamon, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:
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1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and stirring occasionally, cook until the skin on the cranberries starts to pop. This takes about 8-10 minutes.

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2. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.
The sauce can be made a day or two in advance.
Enjoy!

Devotion For The Day:

As we count our blessings during this thanksgiving season, here are a few verses to reflect on.

Psalms 106: 1 Praise the Lord! Thank the Lord because he is good. His love endures forever.
Isaiah 12:4  At this time you will say “praise the Lord and worship him. Tell everyone what he has done and how great he is.