Monday, November 24, 2014

Cranberry Salad

This is a family favorite and has been made every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I remember taking turns with my sister to hand-crank the whole cranberries and grind them for this dish. Then we would swap out who got to chop the pecans. 

Although this wasn't my favorite Turkey Day dish as a child, it has easily become one of my favorites as an adult. My mom still makes sure to chop the pecans extra small just for me. It gets made only once a year, making it an extra special treat.

If you're looking for a fruity addition to your meal this week, try this recipe out. It's definitely a crowd pleaser, and maybe it will become one of your family favorites too!

  • What You'll Need
    • 1 large strawberry jello
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 1 package fresh cranberries
    • 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
    • 1 can crushed pineapple, with juice
    • 4 oranges, with juice
    • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • What You'll Do
    • Dissolve the strawberry jello in two cups of boiling water, stir until the jello has completely dissolved. 
    • Wash the whole cranberries then grind them. Add the sugar the ground cranberries and stir.
    • Add this mixture to the warm jello and mix well.
    • Add the pineapple (and juice) the oranges (and their juice), and the chopped pecans. Combine well, then transfer to a 9 x 13 glass dish. Refrigerate overnight.

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