It's Wednesday, and we're moving ever closer to a winner! It could be anytime now!
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How do you like to eat cranberries? In bread? Sauce? We like to make Cranberry Relish, and we've posted the recipe several times before. Here's one of the posts. We just made some on Sunday, so we've been eating on the leftovers this week. So yummy!
You always hear the song say "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!", but have you ever had a chestnut before? Chestnuts once made up 25% of the trees in the Appalachian Mountains, but they were decimated by blight in the early 1900s. There are people trying to bring back chestnut trees, and one of our fellow vendors at the farmer's market this year is one of them. Hannah bought some nuts from them for Jonathan's birthday, and we still have to try roasting them. I wonder what they'll taste like? It will be neat to try them, knowing they were a Christmas time favorite many years ago. :)
There was a Christmas party yesterday at Dad's work, and he ordered a cake from me to share. I've done several over the years, and I was trying to come up with something a little different instead of a tree, wreath, present, etc. So I went with a snowflake theme and wrote Noel on it. (Noel is another word for Christmas, coming from French quite a ways back. Did you know that? For a long time, I didn't...) Not my favorite, but I never like my cakes that much. Heh. The inside was red velvet with a raspberry filling, and we were able to help clean up the leftovers for supper. :)