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Turkey Day Recap

25 Nov

I guess since you’re reading this right now you successfully made it out of your Thanksgiving induced food coma, so congratulations!  You’re probably enjoying Thanksgiving round 2 today, also, which I fully support.  Black Friday shopping?  I wasn’t brave enough, but I admire you if you braved the crowds today! 😉

Last night my family and I enjoyed turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and most of the other dishes that are traditional for us on turkey day.  My favorite, part of dinner was definitely the turkey paired with my super simple cranberry sauce.  I’ll definitely be making it again soon!

I’m sorry to tell you, but I despiseeeee potatoes!  That means mashed potatoes, too, but everyone else seemed to enjoy them.

Various fruit salads…I know, we get pretty fancy with the dishes 😉

Sparkling cider for toasting & sipping!

And last but not least, pie!  Everyone was so stuffed from dinner, though, that we waited several hours to indulge.  I didn’t snap pictures in the horrible, 10:30pm lighting, or lack there of, but the line-up included various berry pies, brought by a family friend (including a gluten-free mixed berry pie that was amazing! YES!), a bit of pumpkin, and a chocolate pecan pie.

Obviously this morning my brother’s fiancee whipped up this classic pumpkin pie!  You can never have too many pies!

Good luck digesting!

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

24 Nov

Happy (Turkey Day) Thanksgiving!

I know it’s a little late in the game to be posting a Thanksgiving recipe, since most of you are probably spending time with friends, family, and massive amounts of food resulting from weeks of pre-planning and not scouring the internet for last minute recipes…but this cranberry sauce is fairly holiday universal.  I’ll be smothering my turkey with it tonight, but I can see baking it into muffins, globbing it on oatmeal, or even cooking some up for Christmas dinner.  It’s festive!

I’d love to stay and chat, but I have thanks to be giving, and turkey to be getting ready for!  More on that later.

Super Simple Cranberry Sauce


* 1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
* 3/4-1 Cup granulated sugar
* 1 Cup Water
* 1/4 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice
* Zest from 1 Orange


Add all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Once boiling, turn down the heat to allow cranberries to simmer and pop. Continue simmering for about 10 minutes.

Allow to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes before transferring into a jar or pretty dish. Eat as is, or refrigerate.

Have a great time with loved ones!