It's that time of year again, when my family locks themselves in the kitchen to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. People always ask me, how much food could you possibly need to make. Well... A LOT
When we have Thanksgiving with my mom's family, there are her 7 siblings, plus significant others, plus cousins and of course my grandma. We need to have enough food for around 25 people total. That means one really big turkey.
Because there are so many people, my mom prepare our own turkey just so we can have leftovers!
This morning I woke up at 7:30 A.M. to help her make....
2 pumpkin pies
1 apple pie
1 apple cake
1 turkey + stuffing
and apparently brussels sprouts....(we'll see how those turn out!)
But, we started cooking yesterday! I made two batches of my special cranberry sauce- one for my family and one for Ryan's.
This isn't your average cranberry sauce. It has a little twist. You add fresh orange juice and orange zest. It may seem odd, but the orange balances out the tartness of the cranberries.
I've been making this sauce for the past three Thanksgiving dinner- we always have to make extra because there would be no leftovers!
Tip: Cranberry sauce is always EVEN better the day after
fresh cranberries (3 bags)