Monday, December 2

Good Eating Monday: Slow-Cooker Cranberry Wonder Sauce


Welcome to the first week of December!
Christmas is coming fast!  When I was a kid, time seemed to go so slow and Christmas took forever!
Now that I'm older, time just flies by lickety-split!
Today was vet-day for our kitty. Time for her yearly shots and general check-up. Vet said she was a healthy girl.
She's almost 12 and still frisking about, which is very good!

Today's Good Eating Recipe is a cranberry sauce based slow-cooker sauce I saw on Pinterest, though this recipe is my own version. 
I used it with 7 turkey thighs, but it would work great with any meat: turkey, chicken, beef or pork.
It doesn't come out either sweet or cranberry tasting. I found the juice to have only faintest taste of cranberry and just the tiniest bit of sweetness.
It makes TERRIFIC gravy! I saved 2 cups of the broth and made gravy and it was fabulous on two subsequent leftover turkey dishes I made.
Absolutely lip-smacking!
I intend to use this recipe on my next beef pot roast!
Potatoes, which absorb what they're cooked in, should taste awesome!

Slow-Cooker Wonder Sauce

Just 3 ingredients:

1 15oz can jellied cranberry sauce, any brand

1/2 cup Italian dressing, any brand
1/2 cup LIGHT cranberry juice, any brand or cranberry combo, like apple-cranberry, etc

Directions:
Spray slow-cooker with an oil spray. Salt & pepper whatever meat you're planing to cook and arrange in your slow-cooker.
 (A large oval slow-cooker can accommodate a roasting hen or whole turkey breast.)
In saucepan: combine jellied cranberry sauce, Italian dressing & light cranberry juice over medium heat. Chop up cranberry sauce and stir until all melted and hot.
Pour hot sauce over your meat in the slow-cooker. Put lid on and set for either high or low, depending on what you're cooking and how long you want it to cook for.
The original recipe suggested 8-9 hours on low for a turkey breast.
Pot roast is usually 5-6.
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Cranberry is acidic, so it makes a great tenderizer!
Try it in your next slow-cooker meat adventure!

Eat up, me hearties, yo-ho!

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