Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday...Oh dear, I wrote this last weekend

Oh dear...I thought I was so smart writing this last weekend.  It just happens to be a recipe, but I worked some "J" words into the text because that's what I thought we'd be doing today.  Oh well...maybe I'll post this again next Thursday...kill two birds with one stone as the expression goes.  Actually, I might not even have time next week because thankfully my son will probably be beginning chemo in preparation for a stem cell transplant.  Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving it goes.  This is the post I had ready in advance.

Class is in session!  Welcome once again to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. JENNY over at JENNY Matlock..."off on my tangent." 

JENNY is a "J" word and today we are studying the letter "J".  What a coincidence. 

Since we're celebrating Thanksgiving I thought I'd share a favorite recipe with you that is JUST delicious.  I found it in the newspaper some years back and eating this is pure JOY.  Cranberry Casserole will be a part of our Thanksgiving Dinner, but as I write this I haven't made it yet so there's no picture.  We'll be eating it hot from the oven.  If I remember to take a picture I'll come back and edit this post to include it.

Cranberry Casserole

3 cups unpeeled chopped apples
2 cups raw cranberries
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup melted margarine

Combine apples, cranberries and sugar in a 2 quart casserole.  (I spray it with Pam.)  In a separate bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, pecans*, and margarine.  Top fruit mixture with oat mixture.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour or until bubbly and light brown.  Do not overcook.  Serve hot with turkey or ham or as a dessert with vanilla ice cream.  Makes 8 servings

*I don't add the pecans to the oat mixture. Instead I sprinkle the pecans over the top  for only the last 20 minutes or so.  I've found they burn a little otherwise.

I love eating this stuff.  It's JUST so good.  JUST don't eat too much.

JUST have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Don't eat too much JUNK food.

Now head over to Ms JENNY'S blog for a list of this week's participants and for information on how you can join in the fun.

Friday, November 26, 2010:  I'm editing this post to include the picture taken on Thanksgiving Day.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving ! Thanks for the recipe. I am hosting the great hospitality link up if you would like to participate please join in .

    Peace and blessings

  2. So many yummy recipes this week. This one sounds great. I'm so glad your son is getting ready and hope things go well for him. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. My family loves this & it's always on our Thanksgiving table! My recipe calls for some cornstarch & orange juice, with slightly different quantities but otherwise basically the same. Happy Thanksgiving :-)

  4. Cranberries totally go with thankful thursday. Yay!

  5. Hope all goes well with the chemo...
    Glad you posted this, sounds yummy!

  6. No one eats junk food at Thanksgiving! We eat yummy recipes from our friends!!

  7. I hope all goes well for your son ...
    your recipe looks yummy ... have a wonderful thanksgiving ...

  8. What a yummy sounding recipe you shared! Thanks! I hope all goes well for your son! Have a happy Thanksgiving :)

  9. I love cranberries, so thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  10. I am THRILLED to hear about the stem cell treatment. It is so good for so many things! Give him a big hug for me. (I can not do it in person as I am getting a cold)!

  11. What a wonderful blessing list you have! Modern medicine is miracle, I hope it works well for your son.

    Love, love, LOVE this recipe. I am a huge cranberry fan, and this is going to be tested out this holiday season in my own home for sure!!! Thank YOU

  12. Happy Belated Thanksgiving! The recipe looks wonderful! I had planned a J post too. Thankfully I relooked at Jenny's list and was able to change it.

  13. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Delicious recipe and best of luck with the prep for stem cell. I really hope it's all good for you all

  14. Hugs and prayers coming your way...

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. Oooh that looks good!

  16. Such wonderful possibilities of hope to be thankful for! Hooray for all of you.

    I have never, ever heard of this recipe before! It sounds totally delicious!

    Thanks for linking!

    You are all in my prayers.



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