for those of you looking for something other than the jellied canned cranberry sauce~ (my hubby is particularly fond of the canned stuff, he claims it is the rings imprinted in the jelly that makes it so good.)
an old colleague of mine long ago shared this recipe with me.
i have made it almost every year since. it is hearty and flavorful and is quite amazing spread all over a slice of whole wheat bread with turkey leftovers piled on top.
give it a whirl, you too might make it a tradition.

 cranberry chutney~ from joe's grandma
1 pound fresh whole cranberries
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 T cinnamon
1 1/2 T ginger
1/2 T cloves
1/4 T allspice
1 c h2o
1 c chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery

simmer 1st 8 ingredients uncovered for 15 minutes on stove top- stir frequently
saute onion and celery
add sauteed onion and celery to the simmering pot and continue to simmer until thick~ about 15 minutes.
store in fridge up to 2 weeks.

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