So some of y’all will be, like me, enjoying the real world Pilgrim’s Bounty tomorrow. It appears that some of us who have forgotten to level our cooking skill past 15 (all you need for most TV dinners and frozen pizzas, after all) will be trying the abomination known as Cranberry Sauce From A Can.
This Must Not Be! In fact the in game version requires far more cooking skill than the real life kind. Don’t believe me? Ok. Here’s all you do
Take one bag of cranberries. Remove any that are obviously ewwy. Rinse them. Place in a microwaveable dish – they should be maybe an inch and a half deep.
Add one and 1/4 cup sugar
Add one-half cup water. Or orange juice
If you have it, add a tablespoon of Grand Marnier
Stir thoroughly. You can also mix the water and sugar first, but make sure all the sugar makes it in.
Cover with saran wrap or wax paper, except for about an inch wide strip at one side for venting
Place in microwave. Cook for somewhere around 10 minutes. Be near the microwave because how you know it’s done is all the cranberries pop. This is why you use the saran wrap, otherwise you have a lovely mess.
Let it stand for a few minutes, then cover and place in fridge for at least four hours.
Done! And my, doesn’t it look and taste nicer than the can stuff?