There’s something about Thanksgiving that just brings back the BEST memories from growing up. Gathering together at our Grandparents house, and celebrating the holidays with all of our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, was always so much fun! And there’s nothing like having all the traditional Thanksgiving food, to remind me of all the special times we shared together.
One of my favorite recipes from Thanksgiving is my Grandma’s ‘Old Fashioned’ Cranberry-Orange Relish. I’ve taken that over, and prepare it as one of our most loved Thanksgiving side dishes. I still have her original recipe card that I cherish and love, and always chuckle to myself when I add a “jigger” of Brandy! Just maybe keep an extra dish for the kids without it. Ha! I am so amazed at how quick + simple it is, and can even be made a few days ahead of time. It’s a huge timesaver when you’re trying to prepare so many dishes at once.
My Mom and Dad now host Thanksgiving, and I love that they still carry on so many of the holiday traditions.. to make it all that more special for our kids. And I hope they carry on the same traditions.
‘Old Fashioned’ Cranberry-Orange Relish
1lb. (4 cups) fresh cranberries
2 oranges (rind + pulp)
2 cups sugar
1 “jigger” (shot) of brandy
- Chop oranges into chunks
- In a food processor, grind together cranberries + oranges
- Add to large mixing bowl and add sugar + “jigger” of brandy
- Mix together
- Cover + Refrigerate several hours for flavors to blend together
- Serve with Thanksgiving meal
Happy Thanksgiving from House on Prairie Lane