Did you know you can make your own cranberry sauce? Cranberry sauce is easy to make. The homemade version is not this blob of solid like the canned version. When you make your own you provide your body with more minerals and vitamins, strengthen your brain cells, and save money by using ingredients found in your kitchen. Follow the steps below to make your own cranberry sauce.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
What You Need: 2 lb of fresh cranberries, 3-5 oranges, 3 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup water, 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice, organic raw sugar
1. Bring all ingredients to a boil. Cranberries will be popping open. This is a good thing because we will be using the inside of the cranberries for the sauce.
2. As cranberries and oranges are boiling, begin to smush with spoon to release all insides from the cranberry skin.
3. Strain using a strainer and be sure to smush skins into strainer to release extra pulp. Skins will add a more bitter taste to the sauce but, you can add it and not strain if you want.
4. Store everything that was not able to strain, into a Ziploc bag in the freezer to use for smoothies.
5. Store cranberry sauce into a container and use as you usually would.
Activities to do with Children:
If you have children, this is the perfect time to teach them. Here’s a list of activities you can do with your children:
1. Basic Math: For young learners use oranges and lemons to create visible addition and subtraction. For advanced learners use cranberries to create multiplication and division visuals.
2. Fractions: Use oranges and lemons to teach your child fractions by slicing fruits into fraction pieces.
3. Science: Collect seeds from the lemons and oranges that you cut and plant.
4. Simple Chemistry: Talk about the chemical makeup of each item. Explain to your child what matter is. Explaining how we can change the way things look.