November 20, 2008
Some people look forward to Thanksgiving and to eat turkey for the stuffing or the gravy. Not me. I'm a total cranberry sauce girl. Since we've been on a roll roasting turkeys every week this month testing holiday recipes, Kenyas has acquired a real taste for it, too. He's just like his mommy -- he wants some turkey and a pound of the sauce to go with it.
That's part of the reason I started making this sauce with agave nectar. Most cranberry sauces call for a cup of sugar for each bag of cranberries. It makes my teeth feel like they are going to rot just thinking about it. Granted, cranberries are uber sour, so they do need something to sweeten them up and agave does the trick. I also love adding oranges and orange juice to add not only citrus flavor, but also their natural sugars.
Cranberries are packed with the antioxidant vitamin C, which helps protects kids against infection, and antibacterial substances that can help prevent digestive and urinary infections.
We sat down for lunch last week and I'm not kidding when I tell you that Kenya kept pouring the sauce on his plate and eating spoon after spoonful. He loved it and hopefully so will your family this Thanksgiving.