After sprinkling the roast with rosemary, thyme and salt, I poured in a cup of 100% cranberry- raspberry juice, which I'd bought for Dale, but it's pretty tart, so thought this would help get it finished! I then added frozen cranberries that have been in my freezer since November or so, and chopped up the orange peels and unpalatable fleshy parts I'd been keeping (labelled) in my freezer (I figured old, under par, dry oranges wouldn't taste bad when cooked ... we shall see ...). I'm thinking I'll need to add a tad of brown sugar before serving. It looks very colorful ... and we DO eat with our eyes ... so maybe it'll taste okay.
I grew up hearing 'waste not, want not' from a Mom who grew up in London during the Blitz of the Second World War. It's been instilled in me to never waste useful calories, or throw food away, and this has become an ideology that is pretty hard to break. I know that deprivation can make some people go 'bonkers,' but I'm believing that my approach is resourceful and sensible!
* It was a delicious meal! I added a tablespoon of marmalade to the sauce at the end, since it was very much along the same lines as what I'd created, plus I added some brown sugar.
I hate to crow about it, but I felt very pleased with, and proud of, the outcome. Yes, yes, my Mom would say, "self praise is no praise at all," or "pride comes before a fall" but ... it was thoroughly appreciated. Definitely worth repeating.