Spiced Cranberry Sauce
1 cup Pinot Noir wine (or 3/4 cup grape juice and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar)
1 cup sugar
1 bay leaf
1 3-4 inch cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups fresh cranberries (1 bag)
In a medium saucepan, combine the wine, sugar, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and salt. Bring to boiling. Add cranberries. Bring to boiling again. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Cool to room temperature (about 2 hours). Remove and discard the bay leaf and cinnamon stick. This recipe is enough to serve a large family dinner. If needed, you can prepare the sauce ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to five days. However, I suggest making this with your family in the house with you. It smells wonderful and makes the house smell so cozy!