From the time we were first married, and living in a 40’ trailer on our 50-acre piece of raw land, our family has gathered at our table for holiday repasts. We would move the table so that it ran from the tiny trailer kitchen through the living area. The trailer was just 9’ wide, so it was all about the table!
We’d cook the turkey in the tiny, but wonderful oven, heating the whole of the trailer in the process, while pots simmered on the cooktop. Even though our space was so tiny, it was so much fun.
We moved into our freshly built new house in early October one year. I was so excited to hold our first Thanksgiving here. With room to spare, we invited a tableful of guests, still needing to extend the table into the living room. A bigger table but extended all the same. Counting noses for this Thanksgiving, we’ll also need to add another table. Always I am thankful for those who share our table with us.
Here’s the recipe for the cranberry sauce that I’ve been making most of my life, and has been at most of these events. Continue reading