I like cranberries, but not in their traditional Thanksgiving manifestation: the sauce/jelly Ocean Spray can. It was too suspect a product when I was younger and pickier: red and jiggly=totally untrustworthy. We will throw them on the table of other who may prefer to partake.
However this Thanksgiving morning, I threw the Alton Brown Good Eats Thanksgiving episode in the laptop for inspiration as I started to prep the Turkey. He didn't have a jellied or thick sauce, he had a smooth dipping sauce. And I had most of a bag of fresh berries (a small amount was destined for salad dressing) and almost everything else on hand. So what the hey? Other than the fact that I neglected to let it cool, so I was frustrated by the lack of thickening before I blended it. I lost a white t-shirt to the cause, due to slightly explosive blender. Anyway, it worked out well, I even liked my little taste. Fruit on my turkey still not my thing, but a nice spicy tart option.
I do expect a stick blender, if someone want to see this again next year.
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