Growing up I had never had cranberry sauce that came from a can. We always bought bags of cranberries and cook them down with sugar. It's easy to make cranberry sauce from scratch, and I honestly don't know why people assume that it's difficult. This is my 28th Thanksgiving, and I finally got to have cranberries in a can at my in-laws. My husband made sure to request the wiggly sauce when his mom asked if we wanted anything special. My mother-in-law teased me because of my excitement saying that I probably wouldn't want them again, but intrigued. They didn't taste too bad. I prefer homemade, but I like that the cranberries in a can didn't spread throughout my plate. I also really like that they come out looking like the can. As far as leftover cranberry sauce, I like mine spread on toast with extra sharp cheddar on top!
What I ate today:
8:30am: Monster biscuit and large coffee from Hardees. This is a horrible guilty pleasure from me. My husband, Jason and I knew we'd be driving for a few hours to get to his parents, so we wanted to stop and pick up breakfast. I had planned on stopping by the grocery store for coffee and fruit, but when he mentioned Hardees I just couldn't resist. I know, I know, it's greasy, salty, fatty, and has little nutritional value, but it just tastes so good. I have them about 4 times a year.
12:30pm: Thanksgiving lunch at the in-laws. I snacked on a veggie tray, and piled my plate high, and of course tried canned cranberries. On my plate I have a pretty traditional dinner: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, olives, and celery.
6:30pm Dinner at my parents. We had a little less traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, and I didn't remember that I wanted to take a picture until I was already half-way through eating it. We had hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy. We also had macaroni and cheese, broccoli salad, and layer salad. My mom made a trifle for dessert. I have a picture of it that I'll be posting later. It was brownies cut and layered with pecans, caramel, and cool whip. I also had about 4 glasses of Malbec. I left feeling full, but not stuffed. I would end up saving the miserable stuffed feeling for tomorrow.