Last night, John, Claire and I worked on our food assignments for this Thanksgiving Day. John made the pie crusts, following my sis-in-law, Leslie Laemmlen’s recipe. She is the All Time Hands Down Pie Queen. Claire mixed the pie filling following my mother, Grace’s recipe. It’s our favorite. (I’m a little embarrassed to say I was folding and organizing DfG fabric as the pies were made.) John also steamed the yams for candying this morning. I made my traditional fresh cranberry and orange relish and I added the cinnamon sugar to the pie crust scraps (our favorite part of pie-making)!
I hope you each have a fabulous Thanksgiving. This is going to be a Great Day!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Here are our family recipes:
Fresh Cranberry Relish
One bag of fresh cranberries
One whole orange
Sugar to taste (about 3/4 to 1 cup)
Chop the cranberries with pieces of orange in a food processor or pulse in a blender.
(I cut the top and bottom ends off the orange, but include the rest of the peel.)
Sometimes I add chopped apple.