I've Never Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner...
but I sure enjoy eating it. I like all the traditional sides, from sweet potatoes with crushed pineapple and melted marshmallows on top to macaroni & cheese, but my favorite dish is a cranberry mold that my mother used to make. My sister, Sharon, who has taken over the Jell-O job, swears it's simple—just add laughter, gratitude and the people you love!
1 (6-ounce) box strawberry gelatin
1 (14-ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 (16-ounce) container frozen strawberries in sugar, defrosted
1-2 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch cubes
In a large bowl, add 2 cups of boiling water to gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add cranberry sauce, whisking to combine. Fold in strawberries, including syrup, and apples. Pour into a 1-quart mold or bundt pan and refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours or overnight. Just before serving, place platter on top of mold and flip over. Remove mold and serve.