Thanksgiving: A Time with Family and Friends

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It doesn’t require a trip to the mall, and there is no gift wrapping involved.  Our family usually gathers at my brother’s home.  He is a master at holiday decoration.  Here is a photo of last year’s table.
I always make my Mom’s cranberry sauce.  I don’t know where the recipe came from.  All I know is that everyone loves it…and it’s very easy to prepare.  Enjoy.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Mom’s Cranberry Orange Sauce
1 cup water 2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar  2 tsp. grated orange rind
2 cups fresh cranberries  1/2 cup orange sections
1/4 cup orange juice (or 1 can mandarin oranges)
Combine water and sugar and bring to a boil.  Boil for 5 minutes.  Add cranberries and cook until they pop, about 5 minutes.
Combine orange juice and cornstarch.  Stir until smooth.  Add to cranberries.  Cook until clear and thickened.  Stir in orange rind and sections.  Serve with turkey, duck, or chicken.