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.