Cranberry Sauce With Mandarin Oranges

1 12-oz bag of cranberries, rinsed

11-oz can of mandarin oranges in light syrup

1/4 to 1/2 C sugar or brown sugar

Drain the syrup from the oranges into a medium saucepan. Add the cranberries and a small amount of water, only enough so that they are almost covered.

Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes. Be careful not to get too close when the cranberries are “popping.” (However, you do not have to pierce each berry individually with a pin!)

Remove from heat and add the sugar. Give it a healthy stir. Then gently fold in the mandarin oranges. It will thicken as it cools, so you can serve it room temperature or refrigerated.

Note to parents: This recipe should be doubled if your child’s initials rhyme with “Laugh.”