A Tradition of Cranberries

This time of year, when cranberries are in season, I love to make cranberry relish. There are times when I simply use my food processor, but this time I drug out this old food grinder so I could do it the old fashioned way.  I simply follow the recipe on the cranberry bag, grinding up an orange (complete with peeling), an apple (also will peeling on), and a bag of those beautiful red berries. (Sugar is added, too.) 
It’s messy. Juice starts dripping off the grinder and I have to have a bowl on the chair below it to catch the drip.  Sometimes food pieces go flying and things get pretty sticky.  But it is worth the mess. Give me a fresh roll, a little turkey, and lots of this relish, and that would be a complete meal for me on Thanksgiving!
The best part of making this batch of relish was what happened when a stray cranberry made it onto the floor and was found by a certain kitten. If you look closely you’ll see it trapped between a couple of paws. Much to my surprise he even picked it up and carried it around in his mouth!  I’m thankful today that it does not take much to entertain Rossfeld.
Wherever you are today, I’m sending you loving thoughts, blessings for safe travel, and wishes for a lovely relaxing day with your friends and family!
Happy Thanksgiving!

3 Replies to “A Tradition of Cranberries”

  1. Looks delish! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm grateful to be a part of your thirty days of thanks challenge and appreciate the opportunity you provided. I read your comment about our similar spiritual "flavor." We do have a lot in common. We need to exchange emails and chat sometime.

  2. WOW this looks soooo yummy and bright!! We eat cranberry sauce from a can but man yours must be amazing to eat. Good for you taking the time to make this mixed with some love. I love the photo of your kitten finding his treasure,how funny.

    We had a great day and hope yours was too. It's been a wonderful 24 days of sharing with you.

  3. Taking the extra time to create our holiday meals the old traditional way makes the meal so special! This looks so delicious!! We have a lot of traditional dishes on Thanksgiving. My grandmother's dressing and graham cracker pie; my mom's cranberry salad; my daughter's white chocolate snack mix; my daughter-in-law's squash casserole and my potato salad! We had a great Thanksgiving with our children and their families! Hope you day was full of wonderful memories!!

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