We are having 16 people over for Thanksgiving. The Cures have joined us today to help get the cooking underway.
Ellie (and sometimes Kenzie) played some video games online with her friends.
Katy, Sherry and I cooked.
I made a triple batch of cranberry relish.
Cranberry Orange Relish
2 cups Fresh Cranberries
2/3 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Water
1/4-1/2 cup Orange Juice
Zest from 1 Orange
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Stir to combine and cook on medium until the cranberries begin to burst or pop. Allow relish to cook before serving.
Here's what we are having for Thanksgiving:
Cream Cheese with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
Cheese and Crackers
2 more items other people will bring
(Chocolate Chip cookies, if time allows to make them.)
White Cranberry Spritzer
Dark German Beer (Ayinger)
Roasted Turkey with Sage Maple Glaze (brined in a citrus brine (with Orange Juice substituted for some of the liquid)
Corn Bread with Bacon Dressing
Stuffing for the Roasted Turkey
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Sweet Potatoes with Nutmeg and Parmesan (which is really made with yams - 2-3 colors)
Nantucket Cranberry Pie