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  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cranberry Salad

My Laurie
in Tampa
called and talked and remembered
 my old cranberry salad recipe.
Found it handwritten
 in my over 40 year old recipe book.
I think it came from my Aunt Lucille who passed
away 4 years ago in her 90's.

I am going to make it for Thanksgiving....

1 bag of fresh cranberries - chopped in processor
2 oranges - chopped chunky - 1 peeled and 1 unpeeled
1 small cherry jello
1 small orange jello
1 1/2 or 2 cups of sugar
2 cups of boiling water
1/2 cup chopped nuts
optional - small can of drained pineapple

dissolve jello in boiling water
add sugar
mix well
add rest of ingredients

pour in well greased mold - it always looked so festive
at Thanksgiving, Christmas or really - anytime
You could put in a glass Pyrex dish....

Keeps a long time in frig and slices beautifully

~~ I just went upstairs and retrieved my old mold ~~
seems I remember this mold not quite big enough for all of the mixture
and I would put the remainder in a glass bowl :)
I may just half it this time for my old mold.
I will use one jello, one orange, not so many cranberries
just less of everything - I think - not sure yet...
and may fill the center with grapes :)

Early this morning
pumpkin bread cooling
and placed my old mold
where daughter's could see it.


12 comments:

Wisewebwoman said...

I love your recipes, Ernestine, any chance of the pumpkin loaf one or did you publish already?

XO
WWW

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

WWW - October ll, 2010
recipe for Pumpkin Bread.
Can hardly believe it has been that long.
Take care and thank you :)

Sky said...

same mold, same recipe! :) love the stuff. how many kids will be coming home for thanksgiving? i imagine you are excited!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sky, not many, just 2 daughters, husband and 2 youngest grandchildren. They wanted to do it this year - I am not ready for that :) Strange I only make this bread in the Fall and it is so good I should be making it all year:)

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

So, now I have another recipe card, "Cranberry Salad from Woodhaven." I do love your recipes! I know your Woodhaven is beautiful all decked out in her fall colors!

Tabor said...

That is a fantastic still life photo and those breads look delish. How many for Thanksgiving?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sky and Mary, thank you.
Tabor, another thank you to you also - a compliment from you
is so special to me...
Just my messy kitchen.

Aisling said...

Mmm! The pumpkin bread looks delicious! I haven't made any yet this fall, but we just finished off a peanut butter banana loaf. Can't let those overripe bananas go to waste!

You are putting me in the mood for Thanksgiving foods!

Balisha said...

I just made pumpkin bread. I wonder why we keep it for fall? That and pumpkin pie.
Your salad sounds a lot like mine... I'll have to try yours.It sounds delish.I used the same mold for years.
Have a nice day...Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Aisling and Balisha, thank you for visiting. Seems like many have this mold :)
There are many different recipes for this and any can google
to see the many...

Beverly said...

I love to go to my children's house for any kind of dinner. My house is so small, and as the grandkids get bigger, I get a little claustrophobic in my own house.....

sandra hagan said...

love the pic, love the recipe, will make this.

happy happy....everything E.