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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Leftovers


I know there are a bunch of ways to enjoy leftovers after Thanksgiving!
We usually just heat up a plate of food that looks like a repeat of the
original dinner!  But when it comes time for something light, like a
sandwich, we tried this. ... Turkey, Jarlsberg Cheese Dip,
 and Cranberry Sauce on wheat bread.  Yum.  


The cranberries were also good with the jarlsberg dip and crackers!
Such a pretty looking snack and very tasty! 
 It would make a great holiday appetizer or hor dourves!


I got the cranberry sauce recipe from Susan Branch.  Yes, the
Susan Branch.  Do you visit her blog?  You really should.
She and I are kindred spirits, I'm telling you.  Today she posted about
hanging bird feeders outside her kitchen windows.  She has a cat
named Jack that is very much like ours of the same name, in fact
that is where I got the idea to name ours!
Anyway, her recipe is so simple and wonderful.
I will be making it again!


Cranberry Sauce

1 package of fresh whole cranberries.
1 c sugar

Spread berries in a greased 9x13 pan.
Pour sugar over them.  Do not stir.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, stirring part way 
through to make sure sugar is dissolved.

That's it!  Serve room temp.



58 comments:

  1. nice...that cheese dip looks really good...i like just a turkey sandwich with a slice of cheese, mayo and salt/pepper...

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  2. Yes, you and Susan are cut from the same cloth. Love her!
    I almost took a bite of my computer screen of your sandwich.

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    1. I still need to get my calendar! :)

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    2. Oh do hurry. Remember, she has run out of them!
      Got mine in September!!

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    3. I saw them at Big Lots last week! Better go Monday!

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  3. Oh those crackers look delicious! I'll have to check out the blog.

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    1. Are you familiar with her? Love her stuff....I have since the 80's. Were you born yet? ha.

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    2. No, I wasn't familiar with her and yes I was born in the 70's. Her blog looks lovely.

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    3. Ok...so you aren't as much of a baby as I thought :) She's an artist...writes cookbooks...and she sells a lot of things on her website with her art on them. I get her calendar every year.

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    4. Now that you mention calendars I think I have seen them. I just didn't connect it. Yeah I'm a baby. I can just hear Silver saying it. :)

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    5. Well, he's ancient. Everybody's a baby to him! haha.

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    6. As old as Moses? hee hee We are in sooo much trouble if he reads your comments.

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    7. I heard you Rebecca Moses?dont teasing him!!
      Im a old too:))
      see you baby Rebecca!

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    8. SOOOO much trouble! Oh dear. I'm hiding behind you! hahaha. I think he got a haircut yesterday, and if he got his beard trimmed, too, maybe he doesn't look like Moses. lol.... (ok, now I'm not only hiding behind you, I'm ducking, too!) :)

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    9. Awww Gloria you aren't old. My Grandma used to say "you are only as old as you feel" which would make me pretty old too some days. :)

      Betsy I don't hold still very much so you should maybe find something or someone else to hide behind. :) It might be like hiding behind a bus. :)

      Silver take note of the fact that I didn't say you LOOKED like Moses.

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    10. I feel old today! ha. A bus that doesn't hold still very much? lol.... You are so silly.

      Your soup looked delish, btw. :)

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    11. The bus thing was from Adventures in Odyssey--a radio drama that I grew up listening to. There is a rather absentminded Private Eye who once took cover behind a bus, and then had to run several miles to keep from breaking his cover......did you ever listen to Adventures in Odyssey?

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    12. The word's not "old," it's "ancient," as Betsy said above. And yes, to me, you're all babies. Or babes. Ha. And thanks for defending me, Gloria!

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  4. Oh, yum. My mouth is watering! I am a Susan Branch fan and have her cookbooks. I am going to check out her website right now. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. If you like her books, you'll love her blog! :)

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    2. You are so right! I love it... just as charming as her books. I am now following her so that I can not miss any of her posts. Her Jack is just as cute as your Jack!

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    3. It is just like her books...a fresh page every few days! So fun! Her Jack has a face full of personality just like mine. Hilarious!

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    4. janice, she has a whole website, too. If you google 'shop susan branch' I think you'll find it. or shop online susan branch. It's full of fun things and lots of her art. Lots of recipes, etc.

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  5. Can you believe it that I have never had any kind of cranberry sauce? haha, I KNOW! I must live under a rock! The sammie looks yummy!

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    1. I can identify with number 20 on your side bar. Not college but 4 in private school. NOT complaining, just blessed because somehow it always works out! :)

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    2. It's kind of amazing, isn't it? God's provision for sure...we have 0 debt for his tuition and have been so blessed that we've been able to do it...this year feels the hardest, though...the savings account is looking kinda skimpy! hahaha. I was thinking the other day that without autism, we would have the triplets as freshman in collage next year. That would have been a little scary. haha.

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    3. Say what? Never had cranberry sauce? :)

      When I was a girl, it was popular to have that jellied kind straight from the can. Yuck. My mother-in-law always had that on the Thanksgiving table, too. My side of the family always made a jello salad with grated cranberries and apples in it. I love it just as much for sentimental reasons than the taste, which is really good.

      Must be a family line kind of thing. If you didn't grow up with it, it's not tradition!

      The Mister and I are the only ones that eat it, here. :)

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    4. If I remember correctly my Mom sometimes in later years before I was married made some kind of cranberry sauce with oranges in it but I never really got into it. I should try it sometime though.

      Yes, God's provision for sure! It's a wonderful thing to be able to give to our children!

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    5. well, you aren't alone...I think it's one of those things you either love or hate. haha.

      so true...especially something like a good education...there isn't a price tag on it's worth, really. Next summer when he's graduated and married, we're going to feel like we got a big raise! lol....

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  6. I have one of Susan Branch's first recipe books...we sold it in my friend's shop back in the 1980s

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    1. Yep! I have those...they are sweet and inspiring. I love how down-to-earth she is.

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  7. that is a yummy sandwich, I enjoy susan branch's blog, I have all her books, I loved that she answers most of the comments on her blog but she gets hundreds and hundreds, sometimes thousands of comments so its a big job to go back and see what she replied to your comment, I don't bother, she needn't bother replying to mine, lol, I have tried, its tiresome job!I do enjoy reading comments, and hers are always interesting as are her replies but when you get to 100 of 1000 comments wow, I don't know how she does it!

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    1. I've done the same...but only a few times. She certainly has a big following...but people have loved her for decades now. She's so fun and sweet.

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  8. Oh Betsy, that's funny...we live miles apart..but cut out of the same fabric, I think!!! I even added stuffing to my sandwich..and shared it with my dearest! We also had a big spoon of watergate salad!!

    I'm going to email you as I have a personal question..

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    1. Alex ate the rest of our stuffing ....he sneaked it ...cold and straight from the frig this morning before the rest of us woke up. lol. Or I would have added some to my sandwich, too!

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    2. HaHaHa...I'm with Alex..I love it cold..I was amazed to read Martha had not had cranberry sauce. I love homemade..but this year Julie brought it...canned..better than nothing, I guess.

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    3. yes, better than nothing....I love that citrus-y zip...it goes so well with turkey!

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  9. Well the turkey I would eat
    The rest would leave be in defeat
    So just turkey for me
    If I mixed in chicken that would be different at my sea hahaha

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    1. What would you call chicken mixed with turkey? ha.

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    2. gobble-cluck casserole? hahahaha

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    3. LOL that could work
      Gives me a smirk

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    4. You do a smirk, too?
      It's my trademark look, it's true!
      haha.

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    5. Speaking of mixtures, there is such a thing as turducken, which you've probably heard of. But I wouldn't want to eat anything that starts with the word "turd."

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    6. duck and turkey, huh? No, never heard of that. Sounds like something the Cat would love. ha.

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    7. Turkey, duck, and chicken! You're right, sounds like scraps for a pet.

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  10. Susan and I are practically neighbors you know! Love Marthas Vineyard! Like her taste too bit like your taste better!! Come visit me and we will hop on the ferry and go knock on her door:) Big hug to you!!Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!!! I got to skype with the family and see how big little Lucy is getting!!

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    1. You are practically neighbors! I am going to come for a visit some time!...really! I need a vacation. lol.... J and G walked across the street for a few minutes. They said it was a zoo. lol. :)
      How did your rolls turn out? I took the easy route and did bread. haha.

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  11. My husband asks, why don't you get a recipe and follow it? When I do he doesn't like it and then asks why don't you cook normal?
    Normal? What's Normal?
    I'm confused lol

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  12. I love the sound of the cheese dip AND that cranberry recipe!

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  13. That sandwich looks delicious...
    I like mine with tomato and mayonnaise...yum..

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. yum. I'm a mayo girl, too! Extra, please! ha.

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  14. Hi Betsy, it all looks divine... Yum! The cranberry sauce couldn't get any easier than that recipe, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Katherine! :) I hope you'll try it!

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  15. Oh Betsy! We had this same Cranberry sauce! It is SOOOO easy and SOOOO delicious!!!!!!!!!!! Your Jarlsberg looks amazing! Will have to try that!

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