Tuesday, November 30, 2010
My father has been with me for a couple of weeks now. He's in remarkably good shape for a man in his mid 90's. In addition, he had a wreck and banged himself up in 2008 and fell and broke his hip last summer. He is walking without his cane now most of the time. He has a great attitude which I'm sure is the key. I just have to listen to all of his solutions for the world.
Thanksgiving dinner is rarely pleasant at my brother's home. It's not for the lack of food I assure you. It's the little things that rub me the wrong way. For instance when you walk in and I ask my sister-in-law, whom I haven't seen since July, how she's doing? Her reply is "I'll be glad when this day is over". Then moments later I hear: Who's camera case is this on the credenza?" Guilty! But I digress,she's always been a great cook from the day my brother married her over 30 years ago. But she's not very forthcoming with recipes if there's a dish that you particularly like.
Thank goodness for Google. All you have to do is type in a name of some of the main ingredients and you have a variety of recipes to choose from.
The recipe in question was a cranberry jell0. So I thought I'd try it while my father is here with me.
I start out with 2 bags of fresh cranberries and chop them in food processor. Add these to boiling sugar water and cook for 5 minutes. Add 2 packs of your choice of jello. I used dark cherry. I added 2 cups of chopped apple and about that of pecans. Some of the recipes called for crushed pineapple but I didn't add any. It's a bit too close to Thanksgiving to really enjoy this again but it's some good stuff. Thanks Google. Now if I could only type in the clean up.