One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and post Thanksgiving leftovers) is Cranberry Jello Sauce. The lovely red color can carry this dish well into the December holiday season, making it a favorite make ahead holiday dish as well. It’s simple to make and a fun way bring fruit to the table. I’m sharing this dish with you now because I simply cannot enjoy my leftover turkey sandwiches without cranberry sauce. For me, the two go together like peas & carrots. After the feasting, I always enjoy the standard leftover plates & occasional hot turkey sandwich with gravy, but then its time for cold turkey sandwiches! Potato bread, mayo, leftover turkey, with a big side of cranberry jello sauce. Perfection! I could eat that all week!
A big thing to remember about this dish is that it must set overnight. This isn’t something that you can make at the last minute. I always try and then panic that it hasn’t set. There is a lot more fruit & liquid in this than regular jello so it takes longer to reach the right consistency.
Thanksgiving was a lovely time to spend with family while filling up on loads of yummy dishes. We ended up hosting at the last minute due to some unforeseen circumstances at my parent’s house, but everyone rolled with it. My mom wrapped up the turkey & sides and headed up to our place, while I quickly set the table and set out a drink & appetizer cart. We bustled around our little kitchen and set up a scrumptious buffet complete with a turkey,dressing, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, sweet potato casserole, and Dean & DeLuca biscuits. After all of that food, we headed out for a long walk on the Bay Trail. How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
We got a ton of rain this weekend! With weather in the 90’s all week, Ben & I had plans to head up to Bodega Bay for some kayaking & oysters this weekend. That rain storm had other ideas! After having full days of family in town for Easter & my birthday, it ended up […]
Let’s talk butternut squash! As I write this I am looking out the window at the rain drizzling down. Watching the rain while bundled up in a cozy blanket and sipping hot tea is one of my favorite things to do. Days like these call for a warm, comforting soup. One of my favorites comes […]
Now that I have shared how to make the Thanksgiving Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Lima Beans, and Cranberry Brussel Sprouts, what’s left? Dessert! There are a lot of delicious options for Thanksgiving dessert. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, apple cake (my favorite but its a secret family recipe), pecan pie, cheesecake, lemon chess pie….those are just a few of […]
As some of you read in our engagement story or wedding details, Ben and I got married last year. When you are newly engaged and dreaming of your wedding there are a lot of aspects to marriage besides the big wedding and romantic honeymoon that don’t really get thought about as much. Ben and I […]
Nothing says Thanksgiving like cranberries which makes this dish a festive treat. To be honest though, this is really a dish that I eat year round. It is quick and easy to make, so healthy, and delicious. I didn’t grow to like brussel sprouts until I was an adult, but once I discovered them I […]
Take your time! This is a labor of love. Begin defrosting your bird at least two days before Thanksgiving. Season your bird the day before. That way you have plenty of time for the flavor to sink in. Pat the turkey completely dry. Then rub with high quality olive oil (you could also do butter). […]
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (after Christmas of course!). I love the changing weather, getting all dressed up in costumes, all of the pumpkin dishes, and of course the treats! Super easy to make, with only a few ingredients needed, Mummy Marshmallow Cupcakes are a quick & spooky addition to any Halloween party! […]
Its almost Thanksgiving time! For me that means a day of tradition, family & comfort. We have lived in a lot of cities. From balmy Southern California afternoons spent hiking off those turkey calories to freezing Dallas days with the hint of snow in the air, the houses may have been different & the weather varied but some […]
One of my favorite parts of fall is the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know, I know, it’s so cliche! If you haven’t read Buzz Feed’s “Things All Basic White Girls Do During the Fall”, you should. It’s hilarious! http://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/things-all-basic-white-girls-do-during-the-fall?bffb#2x2fex9 There is also Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show: And the endless memes: Despite the jokes, […]