breaking with tradition

every year, towards the end of December, I buy a bag of cranberries.  I don't know why - I don't like cranberry sauce, and anyway, we always eat goose for our festive dinner, but there you go; it's part of the Christmas Tradition.

and so, towards the end of February, we generally have an equally traditional Throwing Away of the Cranberries (Mouldy).

but this year, things were different.  I found this recipe for Christmas Morning Muffins, and I did indeed make them for Christmas morning, and they were delicious, and we snarfed the lot.  And then I made some more a couple of weeks later.

earlier this week, I discovered the last of the cranberries at the back of the fridge, and last night we made *more muffins* with them.  And now they are all gone (the cranberries, that is; a few muffins remain), and I have none to throw away in a week's time.  I'm quite sad about that in a way, but I think now I can move on, don't you?

2 comments to this

bibliobat said on 28 Feb 2007 at 12:10:44:

But why throw them away? They freeze perfectly. Last week I discovered the tremendously cheap, yellow stickered pack I bought two years ago. Don't ask. I blame it on my post-war upbringing. Anyway I found I had a recipe for cranberry and orange pudding which I must have downloaded the last time I had a cranberry moment. It was delicious. I think the moral is the worst thing you can do with cranberries is sauce; those things are made for baking.

hem said on 12 Mar 2007 at 12:53:09:

Our supermarket always does a "buy 1 get 1 free" on 500g bags of cranberries every year and I always take them up on the offer. However what I do now it make up a batch of cranberry sauce and then put it into little ornate pots that I've been collecting all year. I then give these out as little Christmas gifts to friends and family. If you want to get snazzy you could probably stick ribbon around them and make cutesy labels but I don't go that far...

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