I love, love, love cranberries and I love, love, love Ocean Spray – so when the two get together, I’m there! Smiling.
Ocean Spray is kicking off the Thanksgiving season by transforming NYC’s Rockefeller Center into a 1,500 square foot cranberry bog. A what?!? A Cranberry bog! (To read more about cranberry bogs, you should check out Ocean Spray’s adorable web site.)
Here’s the Low Down on the Cranberry Tour:
Bogs Across America in the “Big CranApple”
Ocean Spray’s Bogs Across America Tour kicks off in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to celebrate the beauty of the cranberry harvest. New Yorkers can come by to learn more about the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry from Ocean Spray growers and receive free cranberry products and recipe ideas just in time for Thanksgiving! In addition to the real growers, the comical characters from the Ocean Spray ad campaign will also be on hand today. The Bogs Across America exhibit is free and open to the public until Saturday, Nov.3.
The tour will also make its way across the country to Chicago and Los Angeles later this month.
· New York’s Rockefeller Center: November 1-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
· Chicago’s Tribune Tower’s Pioneer Court: November 7-9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
· Los Angeles’ Hollywood & Highland Center: November 15-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Since we’re in the festive cranberry mood, below’s a recipe for Cranberry Butter you might just fall madly in love with. I’ve fallen hard for cranberries – not only are they beautiful and deliciously tart, they’re actually very, very good for you – click HEREfor more on their health benefits.
2 cups Butter (softened)
1 16 oz. can WHOLE Cranberry Sauce
In a large bowl, mix the butter and Cranberry Sauce on the lowest speed of an electric mixer until it reaches a the consistency you’re looking for.
Spoon into a colorful serving dish and serve alongside some killer rolls, cornbread, or toast.
Cover and chill until firm. Store in refrigerator. (You’ll love the color and flavor of this butter!)
Serve with crackers or with one of the delicious breads or muffins from this collection!
Yield: 1 – 3/4 Quarts