Confession: I totally found a bag of fresh cranberries in the back of my freezer from last fall.
I KNOW. And I consider it nothing short of a miracle that they had escaped freezer burn and, in fact, looked just as gorgeous as the day I got them from the store! I’m all about cranberry sauce, but I think I was about to lose it on Thanksgiving goodness about 4 weeks before the actual holiday last year. Such is the life of a food blogger, but how lucky to have some of those little beauties during a bout of fall-esque weather last week!
Did anyone else get to enjoy that by the way? I mean, I felt like I was in pure heaven with cool temperatures, intermittent rain, and the subsequent fort-building that happened in the midst of it all. We hadn’t built any forts or couch cushion tents up until last week, and you would have thought I had built a rocketship in our living room. My guy was one happy little man, and all the snuggles were pretty amazing.
So clearly I had to bake, right? Cooler weather just screams to have the oven turned on, turning basic ingredients into something magical. I absolutely adored this cranberry loaf, and I feel like the use of lime in lieu of the traditional orange made a huge difference in flavor! Summery and still with a hint of fall…I’ll take it!
PLUS, can I just say, it totally reminded me of a sweeter version of a Cape Cod – my favorite cocktail. A little cranberry juice, a little vodka, a twist of lime + ice = refreshing and, well, a little potent sometimes. I only need one!
This bread, though, I only need one of too. One whole loaf. For my face. No sharing. Please and thank you!