Happy Cranberries + Holiday Darwin Awards + I Love Melinda Dillon December 24, 2012Posted by FCM in entertainment, pop culture, thats random.
Tags: a christmas story, close encounters of the third kind, cranberry salad, melinda dillon, moonshiners
this isnt late for christmas — its early for new years. goes better with leftovers IMO but you can really eat it anytime. i just made some just now. and yes, i am a little drunk.
for HAPPY CRANBERRIES you will need:
fresh or frozen raspberries
small box black cherry or raspberry jello
white wine or champagne
note that ALL INGREDIENTS ARE TO TASTE. i dont use recipes unless i absolutely have to. for this one, my mother makes it every year and i know what its supposed to look, smell and taste like. which is GOOD. not bitter. so do that. :) it will be good. and you will be happy!
first, mix white wine or champagne with orange juice. drink. :D (ETA: do not add orange juice and white wine to the cranberry recipe! its for the cook to drink — if you add it to the recipe it will never set up right. thanks mary. i told you i was a little drunk!)
now. in food processor (or pioneer-woman style — use a knife) chop separately and put into large bowl:
2 celery stalks; about a cup of walnuts; about 2 cups raspberries; 1/4 whole orange, including peel, minus seeds.
chop about 3 cups fresh cranberries and put into separate bowl with about 1/2 cup sugar. set aside for about 20 minutes to let the sugar do its thang.
boil 2 cups red wine; dissolve jello in wine.
mix everything together and put in fridge. let it thicken as much as you want to, then eat. yum!
now, i have to tell you that i think 2 cups of wine is probably too much due to the water in the other ingredients and i am wondering if its going to set up right. perhaps i shouldve only used a cup? who knows. if i made this more than once a year perhaps i would remember how to do it properly, gains from specialization and all that. at any rate, i am drinking white wine and orange juice while im waiting. we have a roast beef in the oven, red potatoes boiling, and fresh asparagus waiting in the wings. 24-hours of “a christmas story” is an hour and a half away. linda radfem is making hilarious fun of the MRAs. :) have a great holiday yall.
holiday darwin awards (aka. the “Y” chromosome in action):
i love melinda dillon:
“mommy’s little piggie” scene from “a christmas story” here:
“close encounters of the third kind” watch entire film here:
enjoy! comments open. see you in 2013!