I’ve signed up for a 31-day writing challenge. Every day in October, I post a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previously posted slow cooker recipe, or a recipe from another blog.
Tonight I’m extremely unmotivated. We had a three-day weekend because of parent-teacher conferences. I taught students all day and then had a 2-hour training. I’ve got to come up with a lesson plan for when I’ll be observed by my principal. My brain cells have been overextended.
Monday – Leftover Turkey, Green Bean Casserole
Tuesday – Taco Soup
Wednesday – Beef and Noodles
Thursday – Sloppy Joe
Friday – Beenies Weenies
This post was originally posted in November 2011. (It’s been repinned on Pinterest over 300 times!)
On Sunday, my father-in-law informed us he was cooking a chicken for Thanksgiving. There were going to be only 6 of us for dinner, and he didn’t want to deal with all the leftovers. The family convinced him that he needed to make a turkey. I wanted to help make the dinner, so I decided what to bring. One of the items was going to be homemade cranberry relish. Yesterday I stumbled on this recipe.
Earlier in the week, I had created a list of things I needed from the store. One of the items was an orange for the relish. My husband went shopping but didn’t buy an orange. His reasoning was I had oranges at the house. I have grapefruit and clementines but no navel oranges. So I made a trip to Save-A-Lot to go get the oranges. Boy, I’m glad I did. This recipe is easy, and the end result is delicious.
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Stars of the recipe:
- 2 oranges
- 1 bag (12 ounces) of cranberries, rinsed and picked over
- 1 cup sugar
- pinch cinnamon or Chinese five spice
- 3 tablespoons water
- Zest the oranges.
- Cut off the remaining outer peel and pith and discard.
- Cut the peeled orange sections into small chunks and add to the slow cooker along with cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, and zest.
- Add water.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for about 2 hours. (I had to put it on low for about 1/2 hour after cooking it on high.)
Since my brain cells are overextended, I will leave out the blog spotlight for the week.
Click on this link to check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge.