Ever since I discovered how easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce, I've stopped buying the cans cold turkey and haven't looked back since. Last week the BF and I went to Tropical Smoothie and tried one of their wraps with a chipotle cranberry sauce and it was so good that I decided to recreate it for Thanksgiving.
- 1cup orange juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 bag fresh cranberries
- juice of 1/2 lime
- lemon zest
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine orange juice, sugar, cinnamon stick, ginger, salt, and chipotle, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cranberries and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring until thickened for about 8-10mins. Remove the pan from heat. Remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the lime juice and lemon zest. Let cool (but it tastes just as good when it's slightly warm.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Johnny has been asking for a "real work bench like the one you have in the garage Mommy!!" for Christmas, so I decided to make him one out of an out nightstand I found at a Goodwill.
I started by sanding down and painting the nightstand to match my workbench, then the BF and I attached the wooden boards to the sides and as a frame to hold the pegboard (the boards on the front sides are merely for aesthetics) by drilling them with screws. We then attached the pegboard with a staple gun. The vise grip was attached with help from his metal cutter to make a holes with which to screw it onto the bench. The "after" photo isn't the final look though, I think it'll look better once I paint the trim around the drawer pull black but I think I'll leave the wooden boards as is What do you think of this project?