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Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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With our annual Friendsgiving coming up, I wanted to try something new. Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff from the can. It’s what I grew up on. Ridges and all.

However I figured I’d go a little outside my comfort level and when I found a recipe featuring bourbon I knew it would be perfect to try.

Thanks to eat, live, run for the recipe. It was very easy for a novice like myself to make.

Ingredients:

14 oz fresh cranberries

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2 tbsp bourbon

1 tbsp vanilla extract (I was able to find vanilla bourbon extract)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries burst and begin to break down, about 10-15 minutes. Stir well and remove from heat. Sauce will thicken up greatly as it cools.

Truth be told, I went more the 2 tbsp that the recipe called for. Which led to a little trouble as my sauce wasn’t thickening very well as it cooled. A little research online pointed me to a dash of cornstarch and that did the trick.

Next year I think I’m going to try something similar using a slow cooker.

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Thanksgiving Dinner in Boston 2017

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boston-market-thanksgiving-2013You have some options if you’re planning to eat out on Thanksgiving. Below are a few lists that we were able to find.

List via Boston Magazine

List via BostonChefs.com

List via Boston Discovery Guide

List via Gayot

List via OpenTable

Where to order Thanksgiving Turkey and Sides via Boston Eater

South Shore restaurants open via 365thingssouthshore

If you’re a Venmo user, please consider using their Friendsgiving Turkey Hand Emoji to help donate meals to the needy.

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve

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Enjoy your holiday!

Here are some restaurant lists if you’re not doing the home cooked meal.

Boston Magazine

BostonChefs

Boston Eater

Boston Discovery Guide

Gayot

Boston.com

BostInno

Forbes Travel Guide

Zagat Boston

10 days to go until the 12 Bars of X-Mas. This event will sell out. Don’t wait too much longer to register. We’re down to our last call tickets. The 12 Bars of X-Mas is on December 3rd. Check out our 7 years worth of pictures.

Your ticket includes $3 or less drink option at each bar, Winter Pom Hat, Koozie, Candy Cane, Temporary Tattoos, Drawstring Bag, Photo Booth and No Covers at Scheduled Bars.

Gilmore Girls trivia on January 11th registration opens on Friday. This has been our most successful trivia event to date and we suspect it will once again sell out in just a few days.

Gilmore Girls Trivia is Tomorrow

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We’re back for our second Gilmore Girls Trivia Night tomorrow. A new spot just opened up so if you’re free tomorrow please join us. More information can be found here.

The 12 Bars of X-Mas is on December 3rd. Check out our 7 years worth of pictures

Ticket includes $3 or less drink option at each bar, Winter Pom Hat, Koozie, Candy Cane, Temporary Tattoos, Drawstring Bag, Photo Booth and No Covers at Scheduled Bars.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Here are some restaurant lists if you’re not doing a home cooked meal.

Boston Magazine

BostonChefs

Boston Eater

Boston Discovery Guide

Gayot

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Turkey Day is upon us. Follow these simple steps to ensure you still fit into your desk next Monday.

1) Holiday Sweater – you’ve just put on 8 pounds in the last 35 minutes. Hide it while being festive.

2) Top Off – Grandma can’t keep tabs on how many Hottie Totties you’ve downed if you never let your cup get more than half empty.

3) Hide and Seek – Hide a couch cushion. When your cousins all scramble for valuable sofa real estate after the feast, you can arrive late and still get VIP seating.

4) Stretch – do a few toe touches prior to overeating. No, this won’t clear any stomach room but relatives will think twice before grabbing the last helping of turkey out from you.

5) Smile – You are surrounded by loving friends and family. You don’t have to buy presents, put on a costume, or hide eggs. Fully enjoy this holiday with people you love.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon at our upcoming events. 12 Bars of Christmas is December 4th, the Bocce and Mini Golf seasons begin January 12th and our biggest crawl of the year, Valentine’s, is on February 12th.