For some reason Thanksgiving dinner seems to always call for cranberry sauce. I’m not a big fan of cranberry sauce. Laugh if you want, but I just don’t like how it feels in my mouth. I do however love cranberry salad. This week I am going to share my favorite recipe for cranberry salad. After Thanksgiving dinner has come and gone, we’ve even used it on our turkey dishes.

Cranberry Salad

• 1lb Cranberries, ground

• 1 whole orange, ground (I always grind the orange peeling too)

• 1 1/2 cup sugar

• 2 pkgs cherry jello

• 2 cups warm water

• 1 cup chopped pecans

• 1 cup chopped marshmallows(optional, I do not use marshmallows because I don’t like the way they feel in my mouth)

• 1 1/2 cup chopped celery

Directions: Grind the cranberries and orange in your food processor. Pour into a bowl and add the sugar. Mix well. Then Let this mixture set in refrigerator over night. The next day mix gelatin with warm water. Set in refrigerator until it just begins to jell. Once it starts to jell, add pecans, marshmallows and celery. Then add this in the cranberry mixture. Refrigerate until well set.