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November 25, 2014

THE THANKSGIVING MENU...SIMMERING THE CRANBERRY SAUCE


Celebrate the simple pleasures of life and 
the companionship of loved ones.




Appetizers
Chex Mix
Summer Sausage with Gourmet Cheeses
Cream Cheese with Hot Pepper Jelly
Port Wine Cheese Ball
Apple Orchard Punch

Thanksgiving Dinner
Cajun Fried Turkey
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Giblet Gravy
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Sage Cornbread Dressing
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Sweet Potato Pudding
Raspberry  Jello Salad
Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
Yeast Rolls

The Pies
Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie
Ultimate Cherry Pie
Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie



The wonderful fragrances fill the heart of the home. How wonderful to reminisce about the memories of past Thanksgivings. We miss our parents....Helen and Henry, Bobbie and Honey! I hope they know we carry on their traditions and hold them in our hearts.........



ESTELLE'S SPICED CRANBERRY SAUCE
1 (12 ounce) package of fresh cranberries
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. ginger
1/8 t. ground cloves


In a saucepan, combine all of the above ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the berries pop and the mixture is thickened. This will take about 30 minutes. Cool! Transfer to a serving bowl and cover. Chill until ready to serve. This makes about two cups! 

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful blog Estelle. Tessa recommended that I visit and that I would enjoy your blog. I will bookmark it so that I can come again. Your thanksgiving sounds lovely. And you will be busy! Enjoy. Peggy from season-to-season.blogspot .com

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    1. Hi Peggy! I am so thrilled you stopped by to visit today! I simply adore Tessa and all three of her blogs! She keeps me inspired and laughing all at the same time! I look forward to visiting you also! Blessings for a beautiful Thanksgiving 2014!

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  2. Blessings on your Thanksgiving~

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    1. Thank you Susan. May you and your family also enjoy a peaceful and beautiful day!

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  3. Everything sounds so inviting! I am a sucker for anything cranberry and this spiced version may be on my menu too--off to make pie crust, Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend, XOXO

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    1. Oh yes Susan...it's a delightful little recipe! Happy Thanksgiving Day to you also love! Hugs to you!

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  4. Oh I loved what you said about honoring your parents' traditions. I try to as well. This cranberry relish sounds so good that I am going to try it! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving darling Vee!

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  5. Oh what a menu!

    You are a marvelous cook and hostess. That's for sure!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Miss Tessa~

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    1. As are you also Tessa! Thank you for always stopping by and giving me a wink!!

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