So I’m having a hard time believing we are 10 days into November. Nuts, I say. Just nuts. But it’s here, and I have to start planning for about 30 for Thanksgiving. This year we’re shaking things up. We’re adding some new side dishes to the Havens’ standards. We’ll do a turkey, a roast, cheesy green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, homemade rolls and tons of different pies. But we’re adding four cheese macaroni, chocolate pie and a different green bean recipe. My favorite dish is one I play around with the most, cranberry relish. My mom makes the best one I’ve ever had. But I have a simple one that I like a lot. So I’m sharing it here. I’d love for you to share some of your favorite recipes. They don’t have to be for Thanksgiving.
In a medium size pot, cover a bag of fresh cranberries with water, a cup and a half of sugar, teaspoon of cinnamon and the peel from one orange. Bring it to boil and then let it reduce down. It’s done with the cranberries are really soft and it’s the consistency of a jam. It’s good stuff. You can serve it warm or cold.