Nov 19, 2008

Thankful Day 20 - Oh, Fur Boy, I Love You & A Thanksgiving Recipe For Kelli

Kelli, There Is No Place Like Home, is hosting a thanksgiving week. Go to her beautiful blog to see a list of many thankful posts!

All in a Word
T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.

H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.

A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart.

N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.

K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.

S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.

THANKS...for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.

by - Aileen Fisher

Holiday Cranberry-Orange Salad
1 small box cherry flavored gelatin
2 small boxes cranberry flavored gelatin
1 small box orange flavored gelatin
3 ½ cups boiling water
1 can jellied cranberry sauce
1 small can frozen orange juice concentrate
several drops red food color
1 can crushed pineapple with juice
1 bag fresh cranberries, chopped
2 whole chopped oranges, plus the skin of 1
3 cups walnuts, chopped
½ - 1 cup sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1 container frozen strawberries in sugar

Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water. Dissolve the cranberry sauce in hot gelatin. Add the orange juice concentrate and food coloring to the gelatin mixture. Chop the orange, the cranberries, and walnuts in a food processor individually. Combine with sugar and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes. Stir in the cranberries, pineapple, strawberries, ground orange, and walnuts. Chill in a serving bowl until firmly gelled.

My Thankful Day 20 post for Brookside Cottage's "30 Days of Giving Thanks" is gratitude for my fur boy, Noah, my almost 15 year old kitty! He's a sweet, sweet old boy. Noah follows me around all day and he gives me something to baby now that my children are adults!


5 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

The salad sounds good, although the ground orange part seems different.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kathy, Thanks for coming by tonight! I do appreciate your kindness. The kitty picture is so cute! I must try that with our cat Chestnut. I'll be back to visit you and your tree decor'. :)
Have a good night. ~Melissa

Neabear said...

That Holiday Salad sounds interesting and pretty to look to probably. How many does it serve? Also how big a serving bowl is needed? Because of how many packages of jello I'm guessing a large serving bowl is needed.

Cori G. said...

What funny pictures of your furry child...lol. Such great angles...too cute!

Technonana said...

Kathy.. thank you for this recipe!! I have had this salad before, but didn't get the recipe from the person who made it.. and now my friend has posted it on her blog!!!
Thanks again!!
Sharon