Years ago, I had a lengthy conversation with a group of my girlfriends about raisins, and how I don't like raisins. Last month, we got together for lunch and the topic came up again. Confused, they asked, "What's so bad about raisins?"
"Oh. They suck."
And they're annoying. They're the annoying substitute for something better. Oddly enough, I'm okay with dried cranberries because it's a totally different flavor. They're less sweet, have a slight tartness to them, and aren't as ugly as those stupid raisins.
I loosely followed this Chicken Salad recipe and added dried cranberries to this and it was delicious. It goes together like turkey and cranberry sauce, doy.
Dishes I found that call for annoying raisins:
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (When are raisins ever a good substitute for chocolate chips?)
Raisins in Oatmeal (Because fresh fruit or blueberries aren't better?)
Carrot Salad (Um. I've never had carrot salad that was good... sooo.... yeaaaah.)
Raisin Tiramisu (Terrible. Basically, it's how you turn something so good, so bad.)
Boiled Raisin Cake (Does this sound appetizing at all?)