Friday, November 17, 2006

Thanksgiving menu

Dana is gearing up for Thanksgiving Day and she reminds us that it is very close. For the first time in twenty years we'll be eating Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family. Mike and Triny and William will also join us. Because this is a family endeavor, my part is pretty small, and I had to lean on Mom a bit to get her to allow me to bring the few things we'll take. I'm thinking Kim will also be bringing something, but I don't know what. Here's what I've been told we'll be having:

turkey
ham
mashed potatoes (or scalloped potatoes)
gravy
cornbread dressing
sweet potato casserole
green bean casserole
tossed salad
fresh fruit salad
yeast rolls
fresh cranberry relish
pecan pie
pumpkin pie
chocolate pie
cake of some kind

I'm allowed to bring the two salads, the rolls, and the cranberry relish. The cranberry relish is my favorite - it's fresh, not cooked.

Fresh Cranberry Relish
1 package fresh cranberries, washed and picked over
1 large Granny Smith apple, washed, cored, and quartered
1 large sweet orange, washed, quartered, seeded, and peeled (save peels)
1/2 c. to 1 c. sugar

In food processor with blade attachment, chop apple quarters and orange quarters and at least two of the saved orange peels (I use all 4). Add cranberries and chop until all is mixed. Add sugar, chill, and serve.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Dana said...

Your menu sounds delightful as does your fresh cranberry relish.

I just printed our menu with *assignments* of which daughter is preparing what and posted it on the refrigerator.

There will be only ten around the table this year. Pretty small and manageable from my point of view.

Blessings fm GA, Dana

5:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
Your Thanksgiving menu sounds wonderful. I wish we could be there with all of you. Glenn has to work that night so... he will be frying 2 Turkey's 1 to take to work and 1 for us. We will be making some of our favorite sides including The Famous "Laura's Sweet potato cassarole". The girls and I will Join Glenn at work at eat Thanksgiving dinner with him. Tell everyone hello! Love you, Amy~

4:09 PM  

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