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Raise your hand if you're a new food contributor for Made By Girl? (Y'all can't see now, but I'm raising my hand and smiling so much my cheeks hurt.) YESSS, it's me! I'm really excited about this opportunity. There are some great contributors on board, and I'm very lucky to be a part of Jen's beautiful blog. Click HERE to see more. I'll post a link to each recipe that's posted as soon as they come up.
Today I've got a recipe that I hope you'll find timely and tempting. Need an alternative to canned cranberry sauce for this year's turkey? Enter cranberry relish. I know many families make something similar to this, but this is how I grew up eating it. It's such a simple recipe and tastes so delicious that you'll wonder why you ever sliced and served up that artificially flavored/colored canned gel. I usually save some to eat after dinner with whipped cream. It's my pre-dessert treat that falls somewhere between a third helping of dressing and the first piece of pecan pie. It's that good.
*I use all organic ingredients in my recipes, but this will still taste delicious if organics are not used.1. Wash and rough chop 1 cup of cranberries. Set into food processor, but do not turn on.
2. Wash and peel 1 apple. Cut into cubes and add to the cranberries.
3. Peel and cut 2 oranges. Squeeze the juice of two additional oranges. Add both to the food processor.
4. Add the zest of a lemon and juice from half of the lemon.
5. Add 1/2 cup of sugar. (If you want it more on the tart side, add less and keep adding to taste.)
6. Pulse several times and stir if needed before using a medium speed in the food processor until it is the desired consistency.
Remember that tough situation I mentioned in October? Well, things have gotten much more complicated as of late...This Thanksgiving will be one where we count our blessings and pray for wisdom in dealing with a very delicate and difficult matter.
We are hoping for peace and resolve to come soon, but cannot see that in the near future. Perhaps practicing thankfulness through this will shape us into the kind of people who are grateful for even the smallest of joys. This is what I'm praying.