Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Yummies!

I have so much to be thankful for, wonderful family and friends, a warm home and really good food! The Christmas stockings I made for everyone were a big hit, especially with my grandsons.
My Taddy Bear getting a good look at his stocking!
I live in a part of the country were the food quality is outstanding. Fresh, free-range turkey, organically grown potatoes, and among other things homemade cranberry chutney. I have to share my cranberry chutney creation, because I just fell in love with this and can seem to get enough!

Cranberry Chutney
1 bag fresh cranberries
1 handful of dried, sweetened cranberries
1 orange (zest and flesh diced)
1 apple peeled and diced
1/2 large sweet onion diced
1 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cup sugar
Butter (enough for saute the onions)
Salt and pepper

In a sauce pan, add everything (except for the onions, butter, salt and pepper), place over medium/high heat (you may need to reduce heat to a simmer).

At the same time, in a saute pan, add onions and butter, salt and pepper to taste. Saute until soft and translucent. Add to cranberries.

Continue to cook cranberry mixture until thickened (about 45 minutes total). Serve warm or cold.

Even my husband, who doesn't like cranberries relish, liked this. Delicious on leftover corn muffins. Yummy.

Enough of this cooking, I'm off to quilt!

Color Me Quilty!



  1. I love this picture!! He is excited, very sweet. Must have been so rewarding to give these stockings to your family.mthe cranberry recipe sounds yummy too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and glad to hear the stockings were such a hit. How the neck am I going to find cranberries? Your recipe looks great!