Cranberry Sauce

I like sleeping in. But I like waking up early better.

I love those moments in the mornings when the kids are still sleeping and Danny is at work because it’s the only quiet and peaceful time that I have to myself all day long. Once I hear that pitter patter of little feet running down the stairs, demanding a breakfast that won’t be eaten, I know the day has begun.

I love those first few moments of quiet in the morning when I can drink my coffee, go over my thoughts, and plan my day…all by myself. Because I know that I won’t get another moment alone until at least the next morning…if I’m lucky.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and family, but everyone needs a little bit of solitude once in a while. And having two boys that are overly energetic rarely allows me time to have a calm moment during the day.

So, quiet and peaceful mornings…I love you.

P.S. I hear those little feet running down the stairs right now…good-bye quiet. Hello life.

Someone doesn’t like to be photographed in the morning:

Today, I started out my morning with a gingerbread coffee k-cup that I might have borrowed from Office Depot. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of gingerbread, but that coffee was delicious.

For breakfast, I had another round of chocolate chip pancakes…I can’t help it. They’re that good.

After breakfast, the kids and I headed to the grocery store to buy stuff for tomorrow. On a whim, I bought cranberries to make the pear cranberry sauce that I saw on Skinny Taste’s blog earlier this month. The only other ingredient I could remember was pear, so I bought one.

The recipe on Skinny Taste’s blog calls for two pears. I only used one since that was all that I bought.

Cranberry Pear Sauce


  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water



  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the cranberries burst.
  3.  Remove from heat and let cool before refrigerating.


This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

I hope everyone has a great day!



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