Sandy in kitchen

Last night I pulled my kids into the kitchen with me to help check a few things off my list. Like making this stuffing, baking the sweet potatoes, making the topping for them, and Abby prepared a breakfast casserole for Thanksgiving morning. (What is it about kids always wanting to snitch?!)

Breakfast casserole

And then right before we headed off to the Sports Banquet at school, I caught Garrett snitching this Killer Cranberry Sauce that he was stirring!

Fresh cranberries

Killer Cranberry Sauce
1 ½ c. sugar
1 navel orange
½ t grated ginger (I used 2 T. crystalized ginger)
4 c. cranberries
½ c. toasted pecans (optional)

Grate the orange zest and add to a pot with the sugar and ginger. Add the juice from the orange into the pot and simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Add cranberries and cook until they pop – about 5 minutes. Add pecans and cool sauce. YUM!

Garrett stirring cranberries

It’s so zingy and tasty, you really can’t help yourself!

BTW, check out my new Hip Hostess apron (top photo, and yes, my kitchen is very messy, but I’m so grateful to have more space to spread out now – with new floors coming soon!), because next week I’ll be giving away a GIANT Kraft Foods basket on MONDAY, and a Hip Hostess apron on WEDNESDAY!

It’s going to be an exciting week here on RE. But that is next week. And tomorrow we celebrate a wonderful day, and I’d love to hear how your cooking and planning are going?

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