Today I went to Kroger and picked up a bunch of groceries to prepare for Thanksgiving. I also stopped at Costco to pick up a fresh Butterball turkey. After years of trying to cook a perfect juicy bird I discovered the secret was buying a fresh turkey. I had always thought the free turkey or the cheap turkey was such a good deal. Maybe they were a good deal but they were almost always dry.
I made my cranberry relish this afternoon. My Grandmother Bullock used to always make this fresh relish. She knew that it had to be made a few days early for the flavors to meld in time for Thanksgiving. This is how you make it: Proccess a pound of cranberries and a whole unpeeled orange in a food processor or blender. Add in a jalapeno with the seeds removed (unless you like it really hot, then leave in the seeds). My grandmother never added the jalapeno, that is my little Texas thing. Add a cup of sugar. Put this in a covered container and keep it in the refrigerator.
I am going to try a new recipe this year. It is called a topsey turvey apple pie. I will put it in the recipe blog after Thanksgiving when I have a good picture. It is a cross between a pecan pie and an apple pie. My freind, Cathleen made it for a pie contest at Spring Creek Elementary and I got a taste. It was excellent. If you can't wait to find it on my recipe blog, you can google it. It is a Pillsbury recipe.
I am just glad I don't have pnuemonia this year.
Can't wait for Black Friday! I can be so much more competitive now that I am not coughing up a lung. Last year I had to take a lot of breaks to catch my breath. That really slowed me down. The worst part was during the initial entry into the store when everyone was running and I just couldn't keep the pace and I felt my heart beating out of my chest because of the lack of oxygen. Some may ask why I didn't just skip the best shopping day of the year when I was so sick. I think this proves that I will have to be dead to be out of the fray.