Wishing You A Joyous Thanksgiving- Here’s a Recipe and a Sale!
I sent out the relish recipe in the newsletter and thought I’d post it here as well. One of our readers in Malaysia reminded me that they have no cranberries there. I sometimes forget that even small things such as cranberries can be a cause for giving thanks! There are doubtless some lovely tropical fruits in Malaysia with which to create a lovely salad or dessert. I hope to visit and find out some day!
One activity that can be fun to do is to have everyone who visits this Thanksgiving write down a blessing on a piece of paper. Put them all into a bowl and mix them, then pass them around after supper so that each person can draw out one to read. This can be helpful for the person who gets a bit choked up while sharing personal blessings. You can choose to sign them or leave them unsigned, and you may want to decide before you begin whether or not to guess whose blessing it is.
Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe
Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish
2 bags fresh cranberries (frozen is okay)
3 juicy Valencia oranges, unpeeled, cut in eighths
2-3 handfuls of shelled walnuts
Sugar to taste
Chop or grind the cranberries and orange pieces in a food processor or old-fashioned crank-type food grinder. Chop the walnuts with a knife (definitely not the food processor– trust me on this) and add to the fruit. Add about a cup of sugar to start, stir, and keep adding sugar until it’s perfect.
This recipe is delicious when made the day before, as the flavors blend nicely. If you do this, you’ll need to keep it out of sight, or you may have a problem with poachers. Whatever you call it–relish or salad, it’s been a family favorite ever since I can remember pouring berries through the grinder when I was a little girl. Yum!
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