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As I usually write about food adventures with recipies.  This post a little different as it follows up on my Cranberry sauce recipie post and an experience I had with it.

Tis the season with all the crazy family gatherings.  There I stood at a family inlaws Christmas/Thanksgiving holiday party filling my stirafoam plate with all the usual Thanksgiving dishes.  So far my plate was filled with mac n’ cheese, roll, ham.  I’m picky with my food (most call me a food snob) that isnt homemade.  Also, I try to avoid food that is canned, boxed, or I’m allergic to.   So I dont usually load much on my plate for those reasons.   As I was still going through the line with my plate 1/2 full, there sat a bowl of homemade cranberry sauce with an eye poping sliced cranberries in the dish.   I stood there perplexed with thought, “should I take cranberry sauce?”  It didn’t look appetizing but it did have the appeal of being made from scratch.   My hesitations came from that I’m not a fan of cranberry sauce.   But, I recently wrote a blog post turning a new leaf to making cranberry sauce.  My head starts churning, and I said to myself “I need to give this a try because I’m turning a new leaf to trying cranberry sauce.” So I threw a scoop on to my plate.  I moved to the next table of food and finished my plate with turkey.  Moments later sitting in a garage on a folding chair as I’m eating the cranberry sauce I thought it tasted good.  Seconds later I noticed there was something allergic to in the cranberry sauce.  And then came on the panic.  It felt like being trapped in a closet  full of spiders and they are crawling all over me with having a spider fear.  With these alergic episodes I dont know how serious the reaction would be but being in the booneys made it a little more frightening.

THEN it hit me
How could the next cranberry sauce I tried after recenly writing about trying new cranberry sauce recipies make me sick?  This was upsetting to me.   Being a math person, the chances seemed unlikely the very next time it would have something I’m allergic to and not realize and eat it.  Im really carefull trying to avoid stuff im allergic too.  If the cranberry sauce didnt have something I was alergic too it would have been a great day.
As I lived to tell the story, I realize that exploring life can be messy.  Sometimes trying something new can be awesome like finding the perfect cranberry sauce that taste amazing and realize life is full of new and exciting things.  Other times it may end up with bad results like eating something your alergic that can lead to panic and fear.   Living life starts when we start pushing past our comfort zone and stop living in fear.  Life is an open cavanas that is being painted daily.  Its just a matter if you paint with the same color every day or explore all the colors and painting options.
Reminder, i’m not a professional and you may want not to try this at home 😎

It has been awhile since my last post but I was inspired by another blog to put myself out there in the blog-o-sphere.  Homemade Cranberry sauce is so good conpared to a canned version.  I didn’t eat cranberry sauce till I found this recipie because I wasn’t a fan of the canned stuff.  Four years ago I had my first Thanksgiving  dinner at my place, so I felt obliged to make some.  I stumbled upon this cranberry sauce, since I  was searching cranberry sauce and pineapple.  Because Pineapple is AWEsome!   It turns out using homemade cranberry sauce with anything on Thanksgiving plate is really good.  I find it a healthiar alternative to gravy.

Sometimes it takes a little imagination to take something that isnt your favorite like cranberry sauce and put a twist with something you do love such as pineapple.  Combine them and Wah-Lah out comes something magical.  Dont let something like the taste of canned cranberries sauce taste define your oppinion of all cranberry sauce.  My mind was so closed off, I couldnt even look beyond what canned cranberry sauce taste like.  Explore your food options and find out what you love.  If its the cannned stuff great!  If you haven’t found yours yet, it is out there.

Getting into this easy to make recipie  Here is a pic of my prep with all of 3 ingredients: cranberries, sugar, pineapple.

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After making a pineapple syrup and adding diced craberries to a heated sauce pan and later adding pured pineapple.  Here is the finished product.

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This dish has a mild tartness to its taste.  Cranberries are really tart but is offset by the acid/sugary bite of the pineapple. This dish is good on all the tradional items at Thanksgiving from turkey, ham, rolls, stuffing, veggies, and many more.

Result was almost everybody turned a new leaf to cranberry sauce.

Here is the link to recipie I used.

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

Reminder: Im not a professional and you may want to try this at home 😎

Happy Thanksgiving.

Chicken Pot Pie Sandwich

Amazing chicken pot pie taste and yummy biscuit flavor!

This dish is an easy dish to make and taste incredibly good. I stumbled upon the recipe by watching the Sandwich King. I haven’t been a fan of many of their recipes but I was sold as soon as I saw the awesome sandwich being made.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/chicken-pot-pie-sandwich-recipe/index.html