I have three siblings, and all of them live out of town. They were all here yesterday for an early Thanksgiving celebration, and my mom thought she would take advantage of all of us being in the same town at once. She has been going through pictures and old keepsakes the past couple weeks and found her stash of notes and cards and letters we wrote to our parents when we were kids. We had a fun time laughing at all of the different blasts from the past, but nothing was quite as funny as this letter that we came across.
Let me preface by saying that I was in 7th grade when I wrote this, and I recruited my 5th grade sister to help with my persuasion techniques.
I can’t tell if I was trying to be funny with the whole overly formal writing or I thought it would increase the probability of us getting what we wanted. Either way, I had some nice elements of imagery and emotional connection going on, and I don’t even know where I came up with some of these words, but it definitely provided for some great entertainment.
Notice the wite-out over the time and repetition of ‘o’clock’. HAHA!
Apparently we were sincerely sincere about this letter and our ‘startling statement’ of a request.
Hopefully you got a kick out of that because I sure did.
But back to some food. When I say this raw cranberry sauce stole Thanksgiving, I mean like a star actor stole the show and not like the Grinch who stole Christmas. 🙂
This fresh tasting addition to your Thanksgiving dinner will blow your mind! It’s probably unlike any cranberry relish you’ve ever had before.
***A note on the essential oil use in this recipe: you should not ingest just any essential oil. Make sure that the orange essential oil is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) because these are a high enough quality that they are safe to ingest. I use and love dōTERRA oils, and you can buy them here.
- 1½ pounds of organic fresh cranberries (about 1½ bags)
- 2 tbsp. raw honey (or more, to taste)
- 4 apples, diced into small pieces
- Juice from 3 lemons, freshly squeezed or juiced
- 10 drops wild orange essential oil
- Dice ½ of a bag of cranberries and add it to the diced apples, lemon juice, raw honey and essential oil. Depending on how tart you want it, you may want to change the amount of raw honey you put in the recipe.
- Place 1 bag of cranberries in the food processor with the 'S' blade and process until shredded (about 10 seconds)
- Mix processed cranberries with diced mixture and let marinade in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
Eat up tomorrow! 😉 And be thankful for the awesome body you’ve been given!!
Love on those close to you, but most importantly, love on yourself.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!