22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!!

  Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of Joy and lots of Good Eats !!!

Thanksgiving is all about family and getting together and being thankful for things that have blessed us.  
I am very thankful for my family and friends and this great place to live ;-)

Here are some Fun Facts about Thanksgiving and some of the foods that go with it ...

For more than two centuries,  thanksgiving was celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

The quintessential Thanksgiving ingredient: The Cranberry
  • Did you know that fresh cranberries bounce? Each cranberry contains four hollow chambers that enable it to bounce and float in water. Have kids break open a fresh cranberry to examine the air chambers inside. They can also try bouncing the berries on a hard surface or float them in a bowl of water to replicate a harvest.
  • Make a game of bouncing cranberries by lining up several glasses of various heights a shot glass, juice glass, tumbler and tall drinking glass. Assign point values to each glass (lower points for short or wide-mouth glasses, higher points for tall or narrow glasses). Have kids take turns bouncing ten fresh cranberries into glasses and tally up the points. The one with the highest total wins a prize.

Lots of cranberries at the Disney Bog

 I'm making this recipe tomorrow for turkey day!!! Yummy !!

Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 12-ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries


Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place a wire mesh strainer over a medium mixing bowl. Pour contents of saucepan into strainer. Mash cranberries with the back of a spoon, frequently scraping the outside of the strainer, until no pulp is left.

Stir contents of bowl. Pour into serving container. Cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 1 cup.

   Info from: http://www.oceanspray.com/

They are grown all over the country ~ Read More about them at Ocean Spray.com

That's me enjoying the Disney Cranberry Bog

 Thanks for stopping by !!! Comment are always welcome ;-)

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  1. Oh, thank you for this. This looks yum and super easy to make. I can make it anytime I want!

  2. Thanks Anna for stopping by ;-)