[Lego the puppy]
Christmas is almost here. The house is full, loud, smelling of all kinds of deliciousness, from candy to barbeque ribs. The forecast tells us that it will snow on Thursday, just in time for Christmas morning. While I don't love snow, I can't help but hope that there will be snow for Christmas, only for my little Jack who is very aware of everything right now. Last night he wanted to see the chimney, he wanted to see the smoke coming out of the chimney, he wanted to see the deer grazing by the house in hopes that Rudolph would be there.
We are having a wonderful break, and I hope that all of you are as well. Merry Christmas everyone!
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
1 package (12 oz) of fresh cranberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup agave nectar (or honey)
1/4 inch slice fresh ginger
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
orange peel (a couple of pieces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Spice pack: tie them with string in cheese cloth
5 cardamom pods
Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan under medium heat. Stir to combine and let simmer for about 20-35 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cranberries have popped, lost their shape, and the sauce has thickened.
It is best to prepare one day ahead of time.