The Turkey is on the move…

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Holiday, Thanksgiving | 2 comments

The Turkey is on the move…

Graciously Ty phoned to say,” Mom, I am working on Thanksgiving.  It is my regular shift.  Could we celebrate on Friday?”

My accommodating heart did not miss a beat.  I said what I always say, “Of course whatever works for your family.”











There was something else—Ty wants dinner to be at their home this year. He wants to take on the turkey.  Move over MP!

Thanksgiving pleasures-treasured recipes, turkey tales, and fading stars will morph into homespun stuffing and spectacular sides. I know for sure, there will be an epic bird, retooled traditions with familiar dishes; and tongue-in-cheek drama saturated in the precious part of generational love.

Meanwhile, consider this, Bart Simpson.








Sweet and Savory Cranberry Catsup








Simply combine the ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan.















Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.








Give it a whirl.









Spice it up to your taste...








A new fangled condiment for the holidays could be this sweet savory pungent and slightly spicy blend of cranberries and shallots.








Serve the catsup with sweet potato fries, pork, meatloaf or burgers.

How about cocktail-sized turkey meatballs with cranberry catsup dipping sauce?

Sriracha -cha!

Cranberry Catsup


  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chopped shallots (2-3 ounces)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hot chili sauce such as Sriracha to taste


  1. Combine cranberries, brown sugar, chopped shallots, cinnamon stick, cider vinegar, water, and salt, in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick. Pour into a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Add hot chili sauce to taste. Transfer to a bowl; cover and chill.
  2. Makes about 3 cups
  3. --adapted from—Cooking Light




  1. 11-15-2013

    ooooh, that sounds yummy Peggy. Thanks for sharing – as aways!

  2. 11-15-2013

    Peggy you got my attention looks wonderful… 😉


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