Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, wherever you are. We're fixing up a turkey day repast. Things are simmering as I type. My dad is here and I reckon we'll have a wonderful meal in about 90 minutes. Giving myself the excuse of the baby, I bought prepared mash and an "easy cook" turkey joint and gravy in a carton. The cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce are all made from scratch.

By the way, if you've never made cranberry sauce from scratch it couldn't be easier or more delicious. Just plunk the berries and some water and some sugar adjudged to your taste* in a pot and simmer until all the berries have popped plus a couple minutes little longer. You don't even have to stir it more than once or twice. Let cool and serve.

Thanks again to Newscoma and Genderist for the dressing recipe. (In the comments of this post).

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*Quite a lot of sugar is required even to get a tart sauce

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Newscoma said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Tennessee!!!

jen said...

Hope you had a good one - sounds yummy!

genderist said...

We made our first cranberry sauce, too. Had cranberries, diced pears and apples, frozen OJ concentrate, a little cinnamon and lots of splenda.

Tonight we're going to celebrate Tgiving again with leftovers.

Chris in Oxford said...

...sticking another pin in my coon dog shaped voodoo doll. Go Wildcats!