For the past few years, my husband, son and I have spent Thanksgiving at home, just the 3 of us. With family scattered, it was just the way it worked out. We really didn't mind, most years we just ordered our meal from Cracker Barrel because I wasn't going to cook all that food for 3 people. This year, when my sister invited us to her house (about an hour and half away) we said yes. She cooked, I cooked, and while both of us had one of our kids who couldn't make it, we did have 4 of our 6. One of the things I took was my mother's very easy recipe for Cranberry Relish/Salad. I don't like the "normal" cranberry sauce, but I like this and it is so simple to make.
2 bags of fresh cranberries, rinsed
2 oranges, washed and with just the stem end removed
2 cans crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup (or more) nuts-chopped (walnuts or pecans)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Chop the celery, add to the mix.
Add the cans of drained pineapple.
Add the sugar and the nuts and mix well.
This is a colorful and really fresh tasting salad/relish.
It not only works well for Thanksgiving,
it is also perfect for Christmas.
It was the first holiday meal my sister and I had been together without our parents. My dad was in Florida and my mom has now been gone a year and a half.
My sis had the table set beautifully.
She used my mom's china, sterling flatware and crystal.
We had all the trimmings, way too much food and a really great day!
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday, and
Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday