The holidays are a special time for all of us. Here are a few favorite dishes from our tables.
Janie is traveling to friends to share food, fun, and frolics this holiday. Here is her amazing Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe.
Orange Cranberry Sauce
One bag of cranberry
1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange
Zest of one orange
One stick of cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1. Heat and simmer until the cranberries burst
2. Reduce sauce to a thick stage.
3. Spoon into a bowl and refrigerate.
Claire travels to friends to share the Thanksgiving meal every year. Here is a dish that is a tradition with her family.
bag of baby carrots
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1. In a fry pan cook carrots and butter with cover on for 10 minutes with cover on over medium/low heat.
2. Stir and continue to cook with cover removed for another 10 minutes.
3. Add Maple Syrup, salt and pepper to carrots cooking over low heat for a final 10 minutes or until carrots are tender.
4. Pour carrots into a serving dish and enjoy
Jean will be home this year celebrating Thanksgiving and her 27 year old daughter Rosie's birthday. Here is a couple of dishes that make an appearance on Jean's table every year.
Macaroni and Cheese - Jean says that it's a Southern thing to have Mac and Cheese.
Crescent rolls - Jean reminded us all that the meal is not complete with out crescent rolls on the table.
Helen's family travels to relatives in Virginia where every year she brings the same items. Her sister-in-law makes the dinner and Helen helps with Friday's meals. Here are her traditions.
Cookies and Brownies
Sandwich fixings for the day after Thanksgiving
Little cereal boxes for all of the kids and cousins
Jo is traveling to a Massachusetts to see her daughter Madeline, a varsity cheerleader, rout on the Needham Rockets who will take down the Wellesley Raiders in the oldest high school football rivalry in the country. This takes place every thanksgiving. She will be sitting in snowy bleachers with her son Luke. Jo enjoys a sweet red wine with the huge turkey meal.
Your Thanksgiving Playlist By Jo O’Connor
Ok, so you think you’re ready. You have been going to the grocery store everyday since Friday. You’ve delegated who is bring what dish or bottle to your Thanksgiving feast. You have already thought through your linens, china and seating chart. How about a playlist as soon as everyone arrives? Here’s an eclectic mix to help you move, groove, sing along and breeze through your kitchen time for the hour before your sit down. I am thankful for music. Thank You and You’re Welcome!
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars/Mark Robinson
Thanksgiving George Winston
Linus and Lucy Vince Guaraldi
Tenderly Chet Baker
I Can’t Feel My Face The Weekend
Pretty Young Thing. Michael Jackson
‘Round Midnight Miles Davis
Case of You Joni Mitchell
Black Cow Steely Dan
Creepin’ In Norah Jones/ Dolly Parton
Raise Your Glass. Pink
Shape of You Ed Sheehan
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey Paul McCartney
New Kid in Town Eagles
Twilight Time The Platters
Where is the Love Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
Same Old Lang Syne Dan Fogelberg