Tuesday, November 23, 2010


What is Thanksgiving without


say we.


We have a well loved salad we have been making for years…14 years

Our oldest son has taken over making it

each Thanksgiving.

In our casa, each kidlet makes a part of the meal…Fun!


Part of the fun is pulling out the old recipes…this one was on the back of a calendar back in 1996…

where my writing lists piano lessons and holiday parties...

Your Thanksgiving traditions?




rjerdee said...

We don't seem to have any traditions. We still re-invent turkey day each year. This year, we're eating outdoors...arroz con pollo style...with cranberries on the side. With one dinner guest--my brother from North Fort Meyers.

Melissa said...

Wow, that salad sounds awesome! I have a giant bag of cranberries in the fridge right now; trying to figure out what to do with them. Might try this, but omit the mayo because it makes the husband gag (he's weird that way).

No specific traditions for us, but once the Goober arrives I'm sure we'll be starting some new traditions for every holiday. :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

One of ours is popovers, they are so pretty and delicious. I love cranberries, the rest of the crew..not as much! But this receipe looks so good I might have to make it for myself!!!

Lauren said...

oh so beautiful Linda!!

my grandmother makes homemade noodles and there is 1 "ring" noodle that someone randomly gets- i've gotten it before & it always makes my day!

Drawn to The Sea said...

How sweet that everyone has a part in preparing the meal. Cranberries are the best! I think the main tradition, something that endures, is all the men falling asleep in front of the Mother's tv. It used to bug me, now I think it's sweet.

sealaura said...

How lovely! I am never in the same place on thanksgiving, so my tradition and also B's tradition is an untraditional Thanksgiving. This year we will be spending it with our neighbors across from us because they also don't have family in town, so we will each bring dishes and play board games and EAT! love your pictures for this post.

Nikki said...

I love cranberry sauce even more the next day. On a turkey sandwich with cream cheese!

La Petite Gallery said...

Cranberries are so good for you.
That sounds delish. Happy Thanksgiving.


Leah Moss said...

Happy Thanksgiving Linda!!!!

I have a fabulous cranberry, mandarin orange, pineapple and pomegranate sauce that evolves each year as I' get inspired. It's always delicious but every year it's a little different depending on how the spirit moves (and the grocery store stocks its shelves) :)

Joyce said...

Ours is cranberries, apples, marshmallows topped with homemade whip cream. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! xo

Jane said...

We have the usual "Thanksgiving" foods, but each of the guys choose their favorite desserts. We end up with at least 4... Drummer Boy's apple pie, MacDaddy'spumpkin struesel pie, Wine Guy's original recipe Key lime pie and Music Guy's chocolate mousse are on the list this year...(we only eat a taste, then have friends over the next day...for LEFTOVERS and football). And now with a new addition to our family, we have a new tradition...a pasta/sauce dish to include her Italian heritage. It's truly a FEAST...for days!

Lila said...

Ooh, that looks good. Celery is unusual but I can totally see how it would work! My mom makes a great cranberry salad with apples and orange zest. I'm going to have to give her a new recipe!
Lila Ferraro

Cobalt Violet said...

Yum! Love the tartness of cranberries to cut the gravy and heavier foods! I am cranberry girl in my family since I am usually coming from somewhere else. Cranberries stewed in Orange juice and agave nectar.
Your recipe looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

I didn't start making Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners until I was in my 50's! We always went to my parent's home or my husband's aunt and uncles' weekend farm. I do make a great meal now though with traditional things from both sides of the family. My husband's aunt made the very BEST dressing and it all starts with Jiffy corn muffin mix! It is the best and everyone loves it. I also make from scratch pumpkin pie (Mississippi cookbook recipe) and a French apple pie (Louisiana cookbook recipe) that my beloved brother-in-law made. It is FABULOUS!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Anon Susan

Karen @ Mignardise said...

My husband makes pies - apple and pumpkin. But I always make something chocolate for dessert, 'cause I prefer it to pie!

anita said...

our tradition is reading an old old thanksgiving story book that i read as a child..to all the kiddos that attend. when at our home, we gather in the hammock!

kj said...

linda, this very moment i have everything in this recipe but the grapes. i have green grapes. i may just go for it anyway.


a happy and blessed thanksgiving to you and your family.


Vintage Christmas Decorations said...

We don't have Thanksgiving in my country, but your photo has inspired me for some homemade cranberry sauce for the Christmas turkey this year. Thanks for the inspiration.


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