Gremlins? What are you saying about my family? Is that some kind of bizarre racist attack? We have some strange family members, but no one has ever called them … gremlins. I think there may be one on my son’s lawn, though. I’m not sure. I’ll have to look.
In line with it being Thanksgiving today, I will offer you the best, fastest, simplest cranberry relish recipe anywhere.
FRESH CRANBERRY RELISH
1 bag of fresh cranberries, uncooked (as in raw)
1 fresh orange (get one of the thin-skinned oranges with juice inside)
1 cup sugar
I hope you have a food processor. If you don’t, you might be able to do it in a blender, but you’ll need one of these two machines. The processor is the better choice.
- Pour the cranberries into the food processor. (Don’t forget to put the blade in first.)
- Cut the orange into bite-sized pieces. Dump them into the food processor, too.
- Add one cup of plain, white sugar — or brown sugar. I’ve used both and it’s fine either way.
- If you feel like it, add some cinnamon. I make two — one with cinnamon, one plain.
- Turn the machine on and leave it on until the whole thing is the texture of applesauce.
- Put it in a container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator. It’s ready to go.
You can add a half a lemon (cut up) if you like, or a bit of lemon juice, but it’s unnecessary.
Great with turkey. Actually it’s great with anything. I eat it like dessert!