Slow Cooker Roast Cranberries

Crockpot Cranberries (and tips for pleasing a veg*an at Thanksgiving!)

Hold the phone! This recipe is so easy that it’s actually not too late to add it to your holiday list! And let me give you a little tip if you are expecting vegetarians to dinner this week. Make this and some quinoa, and add a green salad and a dish of toasted almond slivers to the table. (That sounds really good, doesn’t it? Ask about nut allergies, of course, and if you are using a bottled dressing, check the ingredients for things like anchovy paste. Yes, really, they like to sneak that one in there.) If you also make traditional favorites like sweet potatoes, squash, or (vegetarian) dressing, this will round out the meal for the veg folk and make sure everyone feels that excitement when they sit down at the table.

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Meghan’s Hot Mulled Apple Cider

You know what hits the spot on a cold night? A nice, hot mug of spiced cider while you sit by the fire. And this time of year, you can get wonderful, fresh apple cider pretty much anywhere you go- so here is a no fuss way to mull your cider and keep it hot so you can enjoy it at your leisure. (If you have leftovers, just refrigerate them and microwave them for a minute or so- it’s like instant mulled cider!) This recipe DOES leave the ground spices in the bottom of the pot. If it bothers you, just make a bouquet garni by tying the spices in a coffee filter and throw them in.

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