you’ve read so many cranberry facts that you feel
like your head will explode. Now it’s time for fun.
Here are some recipes you can try at home with cranberries.
Make sure to ask your parents for help and get permission
Who says garlands aren’t a Thanksgiving decoration? Try stringing them
on doorways or around windows. After you’re finished, decorate a bush outside.
Birds and squirrels will eat them up!
popped popcorn, or microwave popcorn with no butter or salt
and thread (use a needle instead of a toothpick if it's OK
with your parents)
the string to the toothpick. Cut the thread at the other end
and tie two knots on top of each other as close to the end
as possible. Put the toothpick through a cranberry and push
the berry all the way to the bottom of the thread. The knot
you made should keep it from falling off. Next, do the same
thing with a piece of popcorn. It might take you a few tries
to keep the popcorn from breaking apart. You can put the cranberries,
popcorn, and raisins into whatever order you like, or you can
do a garland of all cranberries. When you’re finished,
cut the string by the toothpick and tie two knots to keep the
berries from falling off.
is a delicious
drink that’s easy to make. Try it for breakfast. The
recipe makes two cups.
very ripe banana
cup fresh cranberries
in a blender and mix until smooth.
Berry-licious Trail Mix
can try making this mix with different kinds of nuts or dried
fruit. It’s an easy snack to take to school or on a car
cups toasted wheat cereal squares
cups raisins1 cup dried cranberries
cup yogurt covered pretzels
- ½ cup
all the ingredients together and put in an airtight container.
Makes about 14 servings.
Frozen Cranberry Banana Salad
20-ounce can of pineapple tidbits, with juice drained out
or 5 firm bananas, halved and sliced
16-ounce can of whole berry cranberry sauce
- ¼ cup
12-ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
- ¼ cup
walnuts, chopped (you can leave these out if you want)
a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and sugar. Add the
bananas, pineapples, whipped topping, and walnuts. Pour the
mixture into a 13 by 9 inch pan and freeze until solid. When
ready to eat, take the salad out and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Cut the salad into squares. You should have 12-16 squares,
depending on the size you cut them.