Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Best Cranberry Man EVER

Meet the Cranberry Man.

When my sister and I were small, the cranberry man was a diversionary tactic. As my mom thickened gravy and steamed green beans, my dad distracted the kids by creating a sculpture of the jellied cranberry sauce. This year, my sister and I were the artistes. The key was the fresh sage leftover from the dressing (see above) which formed the cranberry man's hair. The cranberry man has become an major tradition of its own, and now--rather than keeping the kids out from under mom's feet--we take over the kitchen at the crucial moment when mom just wants to be thickening of the gravy and the steaming of the green beans in peace.


Amy said...


Thank you for my Blog By Mail box! I actually received it right before we went out of town for Thanksgiving, so I haven't had a chance to update my site, but I wanted to thank you. I have to, Have To, HAVE TO make Cranberry Man when I see my family at Christmas. I don't want to leave anything out, as far as thank you's go, but especially thank you for the relish. And my husband is particularly excited about sharing "my" fudge. Hmph. I can't wait to try the almonds in rosemary honey. Do you like to nibble on them or use them some other way.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I'm grateful that we've "met". I'm looking forward to exploring ToastPoint.

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