Thoughts: I remember my first thanksgiving dinner after I was married at my in-laws home.
Who eats thanksgiving dinner at 5:00? We always ate at 1:00. Didn't they know you eat early so you can have a turkey sandwich later that evening?
Moist, mushy dressing that had been cooked in the bird? My mother never stuffed the bird, we always liked our stuffing dry and crunchy. Actually, that sounds alot like stove top.
Stringy neck meat from the turkey in the gravy? GROSS! I did not know you got the neck when you bought the turkey let alone people actually cooked it and ate it!
Real cranberries instead of canned cranberry jellie. My dad would have never stood for that!
Fresh fruit salad instead of jello salad? What kind of family did I marry into?
Where are the gumdrop turkeys and the celery with cheez wiz?
Who has chocolate cream pie on thanksgiving?
My husband had the exact feelings when he came to my family for thanksgiving dinner.
Over the years we have come to appreciate the variety of dishes, (accept the neck meat in the gravy) but most importantly just being with our families.
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Turkey and Family Trimmings
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Things: Delicious Cranberry Relish
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped green chilies
1/2 cup dried cranberries (cranraisins)
1 1/2 T. vinegar
1 1/2 chopped cilantro
1/2 cup cherry jam
Mix all ingredients together.
Make the night before to blend flavors and save time.