Another one down. Erica and I rotate years for spending Thanksgiving with my family and her, and this year it was her family's turn to have us. Our assignment for contributing to the dinner was simple: cranberry sauce. I thought we'd bring a can of the jellied stuff and a can of the other stuff and be done with it. But Erica has been really into finding new recipes since her big day in the kitchen, so she found a fancy-schmancy recipe for Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Ginger, so we set to it. Turns out, even a fancy cranberry sauce is actually pretty simple to make. And it came out looking and tasting fantastic!
I really, really wish I liked cranberry sauce
So our dinner was amazing and our cranberry sauce was a hit, but I do have to mention that Erica and I both cheated on our water-only pledge: her family is very into wine, so we decided beforehand to allow ourselves a few glasses. No regrets actually, because we went right back to drinking water the very same night--that's right, I got through Black Friday with no caffeine! I'm rather proud of that.
Coming up in my next post, we tried again with potstickers, this time with much greater success.