Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Tradition for the Kids



Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving tradition in your home? For me a tradition is in the form of reading a book, "Cranberry Thanksgiving" by Wende and Harry Devlin. 

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We love reading this wonderful fun filled story every Thanksgiving. It's a wonderful story that is delightfully fun with a bit of humor. This teaches a valuable lesson about not judging a person by the outward appearance. Being gracious to share with others who don't have any family or are just far away from family.

I enjoy making the recipe included in the book also. My kids unfortunately are not fond of cranberries but, they enjoy baking the bread. You can substitute the cranberries for raisins, which my kids only like raisins by themselves.

Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread

 2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated
3/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups raisins, we don't use raisins (optional)
2 cups fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped

Directions:

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda together.
Cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture is crumbly.
Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice and mix until mixture is evenly moist.

Fold in raisins and cranberries. Spoon into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.

Bake at 350°F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.

Cool out of pan on a wire rack. Keep stored in aluminum foil.

Enjoy! What tradition do you have in your home during Thanksgiving?


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