Seriously, food coloring is about the worst thing that you can do to beer… including the kind of cheap shitty beer that generally
So, 99% of our Thanksgiving dinner is made from scratch. Heck, about 95% of what we eat day-to-day on a normal basic is also home-made from scratch.
The 1% exception on thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce. You know the one. The jellied cranberry sauce. The one in the can. That comes out of the can in one piece, with the can marks still on it like some kind of decoration.
Have you every really looked at that can? It is hilarious. (at least, I find it so.)
First of all, there are only 4 ingredients. The second one is high fructose corn syrup. The third is corn syrup. Mmmmm…. healthy. Thank goodness that the first and last ingredients are cranberries and water, respectively. And thank goodness that we only eat this stuff once a year.
The can is a marvel of cheesy suggestions and tips.
On the front it features a “recipe” for “ultimate party meatballs” that comes straight out of the 1950’s “open a couple of cans and dump them into a pot” style of “cooking”. I read the recipe out to John, and he wanted to know at what point any actual cooking happened.
There are even instructions on how to extract the cranberry log from the can. (We don’t follow the official directions. We prefer to open the bottom and then stab the top with a knife to allow air in.) The top of the can helpfully informs you that you should “open other end”, as though you wouldn’t have been able to figure out that on your own.
Man, I love package design. You really gotta pay attention to all of the details in order to fully appreciate it.