Posted by: Debra LaValley | November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

There is so much to be thankful for no matter what is going on in our lives. I cherish my friends and my family! Let’s all count our many blessings today! I remember when I was young, when we would all pack in the family car and head for our Thanksgiving dinner singing the Over the River and Through the Woods song! I have linked the song to a download on YouTube. This is a Thanksgiving song – though some have changed it to a Christmas song. It really is a Thanksgiving song. It always reminds me of Thanksgiving and one of my wishes to go on a real sleigh ride . . . maybe this year!

Pumpkin pie is my favorite Thanksgiving pie (my favorite pie is Lemon Meringue but it rarely makes an appearance at Thanksgiving in our family). When I think of Thanksgiving dishes – I also remember my grandmother LaValley’s Cranberry Salad. It may not have been my favorite when I was a youngster – but through the years, I have come to enjoy it. It reminds me of my grandparents. Grammy and Pepe used to pick wild cranberries (high bush) located somewhere behind the Renfor’s home. I don’t know the spot, and I am sure there is a development now located where they used to be. In keeping with the sharing spirit of Thanksgiving, here is my grandmother’s Cranberry Salad recipe. It may be too late to whip up for your meal today – but it can be served other times of the year. You may be having a special meal or two in the next month or so 🙂

Grammy’s Cranberry Salad

1 cherry Jell-O
1 1/2 c boiling water – let set until thick as egg whites
add 1 can whole cranberry sauce
chopped celery and nuts

Serve with mayonnaise thinned with pineapple juice.

Have a wonderful day and drive carefully!

Pepe & Grammy

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