Happy Monday, friends and welcome to day ONE of
The Broccoli Birthday Bonanza! 😀
Before we get into our planned festivities, I believe it’s MORE than acceptable to pop open a bottle of wine and let loose a bit, right?
Hey, it’s five o’clock somewhere!
This year for Thanksgiving, I had the honor of making the cranberry sauce that would
show up sit next to my father’s gelatinous mold on the dinner table. Since it’s MY blog’s birthday week and all, I’m gonna go ahead and take the liberty of saying that I TOTALLY outdid myself with this one! I mean, when your mom takes a taste test and can’t catch her breath afterwards, you KNOW you did good! 😉
I took a cue from my girl, Melissa, and decided to booze it up a bit this year and seriously, it made SUCH a difference! The red wine that I used is from a local winery here in Clarksville and is one of my absolute favorites…it’s very similar to a Cabernet Sauvignon but feel free to use a Merlot, Pinot Noir, or other dry red wine.
I LOVED the contrast in this sauce…the soft, squishy cranberries with the “pop” of the pomegranate seeds and then the faint hint of orange in the background? HEAVEN! I kept the sweetener low so it’s more on the tart side, like my family prefers, but if that’s not your deal, feel free to add a whole cup of your favorite granulated sweetener.
Boozy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: boil side cranberries Christmas Thanksgiving winter fall
Ingredients (Serves 6)
- 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds (from one medium-sized pomegranate)
- 1 cup of your favorite red wine
- 3/4 cup NuNaturals Tagatose (or other granulated sweetener that measures like sugar)
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pot over high heat.
2. Once boiling, reduce temperature to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes uncovered until thickened.
3. Serve room temperature or chilled with your holiday spread!
Oh and Broccoli Mama would like you all to know, as she insisted on telling me THREE times at the dinner table, that this is AHHHHmazing on top of roasted turkey! So maybe make up a batch to help all those leftover turkey sandwiches go down this week? 😉
then I’d definitely be a convert now! Not a single person noticed there wasn’t any REAL sugar in this! That’s one of the things I love most about NuNaturals…quality.
The OTHER thing I love about them would be their FINE generosity!
To kick off KMB’s birthday week off right, NuNaturals is offering up a wonderful prize pack of their best-selling liquid stevias AND a 50-count box of powder packets. And while it may seem that the little bottle on the left is taking the whole “birthday suit” thing literally, that is actually part of the birthday surprise…along with a bottle of lemon and peppermint, one of FOUR winners will receive a bottle of the newest flavor to hit the market…CHERRY VANILLA!!
I haven’t yet tried this flavor myself, but seriously? HOW could you go wrong with that combo?!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I reached out to this company on my own for the sake of the blog birthday celebration week. While I have been given free product from the company in the past, all statements expressed above are of my personal opinion and I was not paid for this post.
Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and will end Wednesday at midnight (CST)
Good luck, my little broccoli sprouts! 😀