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IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – November 19, 2020

IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – November 19, 2020

November and Loved Ones…and Food Week 3

This mother-daughter team is a joy to know. Their in-depth faithful Bible Study has been an encouragement to me through the years. Rachel and I have been in many groups together and I value her thorough answers and incredible attitude. I hope eating this relish gives me a Mincey smile!


No holiday Turkey dinner is complete in the Mincey household without our Cranberry-Orange relish, especially for my mom. This is an easy and simple recipe to make that was handed down by my Grandma Fisher.  My mom and I always make it together just like her mom did- right down to using an old-fashioned metal food grinder!  It is fun to see the colorful cranberries and oranges spill out, and it smells so good!  My very important job since I was a little girl is to turn the handle on the food grinder, so Mom wouldn’t think of making it without me! –Rachel

 

Cranberry-Orange Relish

 

1 12- ounce Bag Whole Fresh Cranberries

1 Large Whole Fresh Orange, peel left on

1 cup sugar

 

Wash the whole fresh cranberries and drain.  Wash one large orange, cut into quarters and remove any seeds.  Alternate grinding the cranberries and orange quarters including peel together, making sure to capture all the juices from both.  Add one cup of sugar and mix well.  Store covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.  Enjoy!

 

I love the combination of sweet and tart flavors of this Cranberry-Orange relish, a perfect accompaniment for the holiday table and a must for me for leftover turkey sandwiches! Growing up in Ohio we usually only had citrus fruit around the holidays, so the smell of oranges always reminds me of Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe only takes three ingredients and is best made a day or two before to help the flavors meld.  Most people nowadays would use their food processor to grind up the fresh whole cranberries and orange, but we still use the old metal food grinder my mom got me as a wedding gift 42 years ago.  She used hers often and didn’t think any new bride should be without one.  Getting out that grinder brings back sweet memories of my mom and is where most of the fun lies for Rachel and me.  It is tradition for Rachel to be the muscle behind the making, and she is right!  It would not be the same without us making this together.  –Dianne