Cranberry, Pumpkin, and Apple Pie Thanksgiving

We’ve been enjoying ourselves in the kitchen these past couple of days.  Buck, Honeybee and I started off by reading Cranberry Thanksgiving and P is for Pilgrim.
First we baked these cute little Turkey Sugar Cookies.
We even had a little “unschooling” lesson on measurements, placing them 2” apart on the cookie sheet.
Next we started on Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread.  You can find this recipe in the back of Cranberry Thanksgiving.

Buck enjoyed sifting the dry ingredients.

Honeybee stirred in the Craisins.  We went with these instead of using both raisins and cranberries.  We also doubled the butter…It is Thanksgiving!!
This bread turned out wonderful!!  No wonder Mr. Hoarce was trying to steal the recipe Winking smile
We are definitely adding this to our traditional menu.
Snuggle Bug made her traditional Pumpkin Pies ~
(We make two pies from this recipe)
and The House Cat sliced lots of apples to make her daddy’s favorite Apple Pies.
(We use prepared crusts)
Both of these turned out so yummy!
Granny and Papa came in last night and we enjoyed hanging out watching I Love Lucy re-runs. This morning we cooked a feast.
Granny seasoned up the turkey breast – Cajun style.
She actually picked up the dressing from Piggly Wiggly on her way.  I have to admit it was delicious!  She is a great cook but, likes their cornbread dressing more than her own.
By the way she makes the most delicious fruit salad.
Here’s the recipe ~
4 lg Oranges or 6 sm., remove all pulp then add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar depending on the sweetness of the oranges.
Add ~
2 Bananas, sliced
1 Can of Mandarin oranges, drained
1 Can (Oregon) Thompson grapes, drained
1 Can  Pineapple tidbits, drained
1 jar Maraschino cherries, drained
8 oz. carton Sour Cream
Mix all together and refrigerate.
Snuggle Bug did a beautiful job setting the table.
And here’s the result of all that hard work ~
Dear Lord we are so thankful for ALL of the Many Blessings you continue to bestow upon us.

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