Margarita Monday, Part Cuatro

I wasn’t actually planning on Margarita Monday to be a regular thing, but I figured what the heck–who doesn’t like margaritas?!?!?  Also, if you’d like a picture of your tasty margarita to appear here for Margarita Mondays, please tweet it to me @epicurioustexan!

In honor of today’s Big Birthday: Not 40, Just Fabulous, I thought it appropriate to honor this Margarita Monday with my cranberry margarita from Chevy’s during my Birthday Trip #2 (because when you’re turning Not 40, Just Fabulous, you get multiple birthday trips!).

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To Can or Not To Can…

When it comes to cranberries, it seems everyone has an opinion about which is better–canned or fresh.  I’m in the Fresh camp, but I know people who are staunch proponents of the canned jellied variety.  Apparently something about a slice of a canned cranberry log is appealing.  Texture-wise, I can see the appeal.  I will admit before seeing the fresh light, I enjoyed canned cranberries.  But once I made homemade cranberry sauce, I’ve never even looked back because IMHO taste-wise, it just doesn’t compare.  In a pinch, I will used canned whole cranberries and then doctor them up with cinnamon, cloves, and peach liquor or wine to add some homemade flavor (which is essentially what I add to my fresh cranberries).

crannnnnntastic!

crannnnnntastic!


So, my dear readers…which do you prefer?  Say it loud and say it proud!!