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!