If you think you don't like cranberries, may I introduce you to my Cranberry Fruit Conserve. I really hate to brag, but this goes down as some of my best Thanksgiving work.
Try it this year and see if there are any leftovers!
2 (12oz) bags fresh cranberries
3 1/2 C sugar
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
Grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 1/2 C chopped pecans
In a large saucepan, simmer cranberries and sugar in 2 cups water over low heat, about 5 minutes or until skins pop open. Add apples, zests, and juices, and cook 15 more minutes. Remove from heat and add raisins and nuts. Let cool and serve chilled.
*It will thicken upon standing
All this Thanksgiving talk is making me really warm inside and I just want to say how thankful I am for Jilly. She has taught me so much about humanity. She leads by example and her spirit radiates light to all who know her. I'm also grateful for her extended family, they are truly an amazing and special group. Her parents are some of the most wonderful people I know, bestowing love and goodness wherever they go. Stopping now because I'm getting a little tear in the corner of my eye.
Oh ya, and Mommy could beat the pants off of anyone in a pie baking contest:)
I sincerely hope whatever your Thanksgiving traditions are, that you enjoy them in a serene place with the people who love you and inspire you to be your very best.
That's it for now.