Yes, I am procrastinating. I have a draft of my 20 page research paper due on next Monday and I haven't really started it. I know it's a draft and the final isn't due until December but I want to get a good start.
So instead of writing that I am writing up a recipe from the family vault. Yes, procrastination is my friend :)
Like many families after generations, there are foods that just have to be at the holiday dinner. For some it's pie, others a cookie recipe. At Thanksgiving, we have to have cranberry squares.
These squares are tart and sweet with a hearty oatmeal crust. I never know if it's a cookie or a side but its always there and everyone loves them.
We went downstairs and told dad and really it was the family joke. I think my dad swiped a chunk the last time she made them and so I was lumped into the blame.
|The recipe card|
Grandma Lily's Cranberry Squares:
2 Cups of Cranberries
1 Cup of Hot Water
1 Cup of Sugar
1/2 cup of chopped nuts
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
Cook the cranberries, water, sugar and nuts until all of the sugar has dissolved.
Cream the shortening and brown sugar. Add baking soda, flour and oats. Pat into a 9x13 inch pan. Pour cooled cranberry mixture over the crust.
Bake at 375º for 30 minutes.