Cranberry sauce serves a vital function in holiday meals. Without it, salt and fat would dominate your palate, and your mouth would quickly become oversaturated with rich, savoury flavours. Cranberry sauce cuts through all that, and our meal is the better for it. But why confine the sweet and tangy condiment to one day? It has so much more to offer.
If nothing else, you should be putting it on all of your turkey sandwiches. Cranberry sauce does a lot of good in a leftovers sandwich, but that isn’t the only sandwich you eat all year. Heck, it’d be good on other sandwiches too—ham, grilled cheese, or grilled ham and cheese would all benefit from a swipe of the magenta sauce.
You know how some cheese plates come with a little jam for dolloping on sharp cheddars and funky blues? Yeah, cranberry sauce would work there too. It would also work on pork chops.
You can buy canned cranberry sauce during the regular calendar year, but now isn’t a bad time to stock up. If you prefer homemade, you can freeze fresh cranberries (or buy already frozen ones) and make small portions of your favourite recipe on whim. There is no reason not to enjoy the sweet and sour bliss of cranberry sauce every damn day if you so please. Time is an illusion and cranberry sauce is good. Adjust your life accordingly.