Although I won't be able to spend Thanksgiving with family, I knew I couldn't let the holiday pass by without plenty of cranberry sauce! I grew up with the canned cranberry sauce - the gelled form, sliced after being slid out of the can. It wasn't until I was in college that I was introduced to the "real thing" and knew that I would never be buying a can of cranberry sauce. It is incredibly easy to make - don't be afraid to give it a try.
Easy Cranberry Sauce
12 oz bag of cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop. Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.