Yes, it's cranberry time, all right. And just like nearly every other household in the country, we will have it on our Thanksgiving table.
But it never really gets eaten. Well, maybe a little bit on our plates on turkey day, but the leftover sauce? Never gets touched. If we have turkey again for Christmas, we serve it then, too. Last year when it was our turn to host the family for dinner, I made homemade sauce - with Ocean Spray cranberries, of course. Nobody ate hardly any of it - if it was touched at all. I liked it, but it's just not really my thing.
Oddly enough, this Cranberry Souffle salad, below, actually looks good to me. Wonder if anyone would eat those?
Oh, good Lord, no - do NOT try to get me to eat cranberry sauce in an omelet. Now, I MIGHT be convinced to try a little of the whole berry sauce in a cream cheese blintz, I suppose:
The Stagecoach Inn restaurant that used to be in Columbia, California (where I worked for 15 years) used to serve the BEST turkey sandwiches in the county. Whole turkey breasts were roasted nearly every day, and sliced to order for the sandwiches on your choice of bread. We always served a little cup of cranberry sauce on the side, so that you could add it to your sandwich if you liked. We also had fabulous Monte Cristo sandwiches that were known far and wide. Even the presentation on the plate was spectacular. They were as good as (and quite possibly better than) the ones served at Blue Bayou in Disneyland.
Man, I STILL miss the food at that place.