Contact Us

Cranberry Sauce is My Favorite Thanksgiving Dish

Cranberry sauce
Flickr user ohitsjackiezhou

I don’t know about you, but if there are no cranberries on the Thanksgiving table, it’s not a good Thanksgiving dinner.  You could make the best mashed potatoes, or the best, most fattening gravy, I wouldn’t feel complete. The juiciest bird with the best dressing still wouldn’t do it for me.  If there’s no cranberry sauce, my dinner plate and Thanksgiving are not complete.

.

Most of us probably have a different part about Thanksgiving we like most.  I love the holiday in general because there’s no gift giving, necessarily.  If you show up where ever you’re heading to this Thanksgiving and bring something edible, everyone is happy.  There’s no stress about what to buy this person or that person.  You bring a pie or a bottle of wine — maybe a few cans of cranberries and you’re good to go!  The only stress is finding a pair of pants to wear that will either give a lot to your bloated belly or are a little bit big at the start of the day.

.

Jellied cranberries
Flickr user verdammelt

There is definitely something absolutely fantastic about cranberry sauce, though.  Maybe it’s the fact that it cleanses your palate so you can feel rejuvenated in between helpings one and two (and three).  It could be that a slice of cranberry sauce gives you something to play with so your stomach has time to rest up for helping number two.  You know, the kind of cranberry sauce that you cut down the ring indentations from the aluminum can and serve as is.  I take it one step further and slice my helping of cranberry sauce like a pizza.  This way I have a little triangular section to go with each bite of turkey.

.

.

Whole cranberry sauce
Flickr user Cyndi L

I remember one year, we went to our good family friends’ home and they had made homemade, whole cranberry sauce.  Have you tried this type of cranberries?  Whole means the entire berry is smashed into the sauce and when I say the entire berry that also includes the cranberry stem.  It’s terrible if you’ve never tried it.  Who wants crunchy cranberry sauce?  I want something that helps the rest of the food slide further into my stomach.  I don’t want to get full off my cranberry sauce.  Gross.  Please, please, please.  If you try to serve whole cranberry sauce this year, please at least buy the jellied kind as well.  Otherwise you’re going to have a lot of unhappy cranberry lovers.

What’s your favorite dish on Thanksgiving?  Are you like me and look forward to cranberry sauce?  Is it the green bean casserole you love?  How about the sweet potatoes?  Maybe you’re just a dessert lover and look forward to tasting a little bit of each pie.

More from WGNA

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!