Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Dropped The Ball...

... I was totally gonna food blog some of the recipes that we're making for Thanksgiving.  And I already missed the one I really wanted to do. Cause my kitchen is just too dern messy to photograph at the moment.  I will, however, give you the recipe....

It's a family recipe and has been passed down so often that I am not even sure anyone knows the name of it anymore.  But I can tell you that it is, far and away, my favorite food on.the.stinkin.planet.  And so I have named it appropriately ....

Cranberry Yum

1 Package Cranberries (frozen)
1 Cup Crushed Pecans
1 Can (@ 20oz) Crushed Pineapple
1 Package Mini Marshmallows (optional)
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Large Tub of Whipped Cream
(OR 1 Pint Whipping Cream & 1/2 Cup Sugar - whipped to whip cream consistency)

Grind FROZEN cranberries into VERY small pieces.  Crush or grind pecans (NOTE: If you choose to crush the pecans yourself, put them in baggie, seal and crush with rolling pin ... do NOT attempt to beat them with a  meat tenderizer hammer thingy - your bag will not survive and you will be picking pecans out of your socks for a very long time ... not that I have ever done that **ahem**).  Drain pineapple (remove as much juice as possible - this keeps it from freezing rock hard later, making it easier to eat fresh out of the freezer, right out of the container with a big ol spoon.  This I DO know from experience!!)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.  Place in freezable container - I use one larger and a few smaller plastic containers - and place in freezer for a minimum of 2 hrs.  Remove from freezer with enough time to spare for softening but NOT for complete thawing.  

There ya have it.  We will be making cheesecakes tomorrow morning and I will try to take pictures and post those recipes later.

So, tell me ... what are YOU making for Thanksgiving?!  If you need any advice or ideas, head on over to the Living Proof Ministries (AKA Beth Moore) blog and take a look at the open forum on the subject.  LOVE seeing the more seasoned veterans helping out the less experienced women.  So fun!!!


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