Sunday, November 28, 2010

Meatless Monday! Cranberry Chutney

I think we're set up for at least 5 weeks worth of Meatless Mondays now! Last week I felt depleted and recipe-less, now I've got 3 recipes on deck and two to try and post about. Yes!

For Thanksgiving I tried this Cranberry Chutney recipe from Make It Give It. It was a bit of a circus trying to gather the ingredients. I had the cranberries in the freezer, I bought the herbs, and then I went on the hunt for vanilla beans. I saw them at Costco last year, so I headed there first. No dice. On to the first grocery store. Nope. On to the second grocery store, which had them but WOWZERS they're expensive! $16.99 for two beans! A lady standing next to me was shaking her head and wishing me luck and a yummy recipe!

So, it seems I was the only one who did not like this. Perhaps it was a bit too complex for me, so much savory going on with the crystallized ginger and herbs and onions. You got the bitter/tangy with the cranberries, and sweet with the oranges. Wow! A LOT going on.

I served it over cream cheese with crackers. People gobbled it up! People asked to take some home, and I gladly obliged! I saved some for my husband because he liked it, too.

So, there you have it. I thought it was a flop, but I was happily mistaken. I say give it a try for yourselves for a nice Christmas spread!


  1. I am SO coming to YOUR next party! {or YOU are SO invited to MINE!} That stuff sounds AMAZING! Glad you are ALL revved up with terrific recipes! YOU are SUCH a crafty crafter! With textile, CRAFT, paper AND food! You're the WHOLE package, sweet Beth! LOVE THIS idea! Yee Haw!

  2. Sounds good, but I'm with you on the "too much savory with sweet" recipes sometimes. I'm such a fan of homemade cranberry sauce that this seems like too much work. ;-)


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