Cranberry sauce is created when you boil cranberries in a sugar syrup until they pop and burst in the pan. Originating in Europe and Britain I am quite sure that the traditional Christmas cranberry sauce was transplanted, along with the plants, to America as a reminder of what once was home. Head straight on to the recipe ♥
I woke up on Christmas eve with a plan of action beginning with working on my laptop. As we only have HSDPA at home I decided to work until 9am. I took my coffee with me to my desk and did what I could upstairs while I waited for the internet to catch up with me. At 9am I got ready to shower and as I turned the water on, it turned off. So I put on my costume, had a swim and collected water from the tap at the bottom of the garden. This became my regular walk for the day, from the kitchen to the bottom of the property. As we live at the foot of a mountain, the gravity pushes water through the pipe, to our tap. I boiled the kettle endlessly to keep my hands clean while I cooked the turkey for our Christmas lunch. In between all of this I made dessert for Christmas eve dinner, rushed down to the shops for tin foil, flowers and cleaning wipes. I cleaned the guest bathroom as best as I could for our house guests and left for the airport to fetch my parents without having showered. Thankfully by the time we got back, the water was on and I could run the dishwasher. I set the washing machine to run at 7am Christmas morning and could finally wash my hands under running water. It’s amazing how we take this for granted when so many people around the world live without this luxury. To go with the turkey I served the cranberry sauce I made as part of my Ball® review. It’s thick and sticky and went perfectly well with the meal.
What I blogged December 31:
I am on leave until the 11th of January. I will reply to comments on my posts when I can during the holidays. May 2016 hold all your dreams and wishes.