Cranberry Orange Sauce for Thanksgiving and any occasion that tickles your fancy.
Cranberry Orange Sauce
9 cups of fresh cranberries
Zest 2 oranges then cut in half and juice
4 cups sugar
4 cups water
In a pot, pour water, sugar, orange juice, and zest; stir thoroughly. Bring to a boil (keep stirring), turn heat down to medium. Add fresh cranberries continue stirring for approximately 12 minutes, pull off the stove. Use a potato masher to mash up some (not all) of the cranberries. Refrigerate if you’re going to use the same day you make them, or you can process the cranberries in pint jars, ½ inch head space for 10 minutes in a water bath.
After processing and once cooled, the cranberry sauce will solidify.
Please refer to Ball’s Canning booklet if you’re not familiar with canning procedures.
Yet another idea for Christmas gift giving, homemade Shave Cream.I found the recipe here, borrowed the basics, and modified the recipe.
Homemade Shave Cream
¼ cup Almond Oil
3 Tablespoons Shea Butter
2 Tablespoons of Aloe Gel
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon Guar Gum
2 Teaspoons baking soda
¼ cup Liquid Castille Soap
12 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract
10 drops of Pine Essential Oil (select any oil of your choice)
10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil (mix another oil of your choice to change the total scent)
Melt the Shea Butter in a measuring cup or a glass canning jar. Add Almond Oil, Aloe Gel, Honey, Guar Gum, baking soda, Grapefruit Seed Extract, mix well with mixer. Mix in the essential oil (s) of your choice. Place cream in a pump container or a jar (plastic or glass).
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