November 24, 2023

My Yearly Thanksgiving Contribution

I'm not sure if I'm sad or relieved that I never get to host Thanksgiving.  Both my mother and mother-in-law won't let go of the reins just yet, which means I don't really cook or decorate for the holiday (sniffle, sniffle), though it also means I don't have to make the house presentable or clean up afterward. Yay!

I do contribute my Cranberry Grape Compote each year. I love making this since it's so easy yet so delicious.  It's yummy over oatmeal in the mornings or heated over ice cream too.
The recipe came from an Everyday Food issue a few years back, and my relatives on my mom's side request it every year. This year my mom had to make it because it's my in-laws' year to host us, and because I waited until this morning to finally whip it up.
Cranberry Grape Compote (makes a quart or so)
2 bags of fresh cranberries
2 lbs of seedless grapes (red or green, you pick)
1/4 cup water
1/2-1 cup of sugar (sweeten it to your liking)
pinch of salt.
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium-high until cranberries begin to pop. Lower the heat and simmer while stirring until cranberries have wilted down and grapes have softened.  Let cool, and enjoy!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my American readers!  Hope your day is filled with things you're thankful for.


  1. Yum! Looks so much more appetizing than that canned cranberry sauce!


  2. Mmmmm, that sure would be tasty in oatmeal! You're such an awesome cook. :)

  3. Turkey is in the oven and Mr. Momtrends took the kids to train station to pick up in-laws. Taking a moment to thank all my favorite blogger friends for their support and encouragement this year. Cheers!

  4. Mmmmmm, that looks delicious!! I'm sure even though you don't get to do much else, that is always an appreciated addition to the holidays xD

    One day, it will be YOUR turn!


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