When I popped out of bed this morning I had all intentions of writing about National Pasta Month. Oh goody! I thought pasta is universal. Everyone LOVES pasta. Not me. Now don't get me wrong, I don't detest it. I just don't like it. I think it has something to do with my childhood. I was raised in an Italian household. We had spaghetti & meatballs every Sunday. On Fridays, we either had broccoli & macaroni, peas & macaroni, or beans & macaroni. Wednesday was also Spaghetti Day thanks to Prince. Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! During the 1980s, macaroni, which was traditionally considered a "blue-collar" down-home meal, was transformed into the more upscale "pasta." For all you pasta lovers' out there, who exclaim I Love Pasta! enjoy pasta all month, every month. Me, I'm gonna eat more cranberries.
It is recorded in the history of Massachusetts that the early colonists sent ten barrels of cranberries across the seas as a gift to their sovereign, Charles the Second. Thus, nearly 300 years ago, our forefathers gave testimony of their high regard for the vivacious berry that grew in the lowlands of Cape Cod.There are many websites that pay tribute to the bouncing berry. So for now, I'm just going to include a recipe from this booklet and a list of resources for you to explore.