The Caskey Family

Simple Thanks – Easy Menu and Homemade Cranberry Sauce!
November 23, 2011, 11:23 am
Filed under: family news, Info/Resources, Recipes

Psalm 105:1 says, “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” May your heart be drawn to give simple thanks for the greatest gift of Jesus Christ and the uncountable lesser blessings.

Here’s our menu for Thanksgiving. . .a few more sides will be added by a friend tomorrow:
(I’ll add links as I find them)
* Herb-Brined Turkey
* Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups
* Mashed Red Potatoes
* Gravy
* Cranberry Orange Sauce (details below)
* Green Bean Casserole using only half the butter and with homemade onion rings on top
* Pecan Pie with whipped cream
* Pumpkin Roll

I just finished making homemade cranberry sauce for the first time, and HAD to say it was SOOO easy and I will never open another can of that stuff again!

This took all of four ingredients and 20 minutes! I got the idea from this blog.

1 bag of fresh cranberries, washed and bruised ones removed
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup of sugar (more or less to your taste)
a few dashes of cinnamon (til it tasted right to me)

Throw all the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove, bring to a boil and simmer and stir for 10-15 minutes.


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YUM!!! Here’s our menu:
– Turkey (obvi ;))
– Oyster Stuffing
– Plain Stuffing
– my version of Green Bean Casserole
– Saurerkraut
– Spinach Maria
– Sweet Potato Dish
– Tenderloin (because having 12 + people)
– Mashed Potatoes
– Deviled Eggs
– Cranberry, etc
– Pumpkin Pie
– Pecan Pie
– Ambrosia


Comment by mary

Wow GIRL!! That is ONE CRAZY MENU!!!! But what would you leave out, right? All looks so yummy!! Now I’m thinking I should have at least made deviled eggs and ambrosia too 🙂

Comment by icaskey

We are keeping it simple, just 3 of us!
Mashed taters
Acorn Squash
Roast green beans
Crescent Rolls
Cranberry sauce (very similar recipe- I use a cinnamon stick and add orange zest)
Sweet Potato Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie

Comment by Deb Driskill Parsons

OOOH!! Eggnog – I forgot eggnog! Bummer! Can we come to your house for some?? Hugs to you all on this beautiful Thanksgiving Day!

Comment by icaskey

Thank you! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

Comment by Debby Caskey

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