My last post told you about making that venison bone broth. Yuck! Double Yuck. It was NOT good. We woke up that morning thinking the poor dog had had an accident. I even tasted it thinking that maybe it just had a strong, bad odor. Nope. Tasted yucky, too.
For Thanksgiving we smoked a turkey in our smoker. It turned out delicious and I made a broth from the turkey bones. Much, much better! Here is the beginnings of my cranberry sauce.
I make this sauce after watching Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America make something similar. This time I reduced the amount of sweet to 1/4 cup and I used two bags of cranberries. My original recipe below is a little sweeter.
Sharee's Excellent Cranberry Sauce
1 bag of fresh cranberries
1/3 cup good maple syrup
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh crushed ginger
1 T dark rum (or bourbon)
1 finely diced jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed
1/2 tsp vanilla
Put everything into a sauce pot except the vanilla and simmer until the cranberries burst open and the whole thing looks like a thick sauce. Add the vanilla at the end.
I have not been eating any grains, so when I came across this recipe for pumpkin pancakes, I had to try it. They are really good and quite easy to make! They end up being a little more crepe-like than pancake-like.
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 T melted butter or coconut oil (plus extra for frying)
Whisk everything together. The mixture will be very liquid.
Grease a skillet and pour the batter into the skillet to make pancakes of your desired size. When a few bubbles appear, flip the pancakes once to finish cooking. Serve with some butter and a little maple syrup.
I was at a holiday show over the Thanksgiving weekend. The show went really well. It's such a fun kick-off to the holidays. I sold this piece:
And this new one that I had just made and thought quick to get a photo before the show:
Watch my website for new pieces. I'm excited to play with more of my new stones from New Mexico!