Jordan 40 storytelling series: our first wine country Thanksgiving

by on November 20, 2012

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As part of our 40th anniversary storytelling series, Mrs. Jordan tell the story of the family’s first Thanksgiving dinner party in the Jordan chateau dining room back in 1979. It was a day filled with community and chaos–definitely a Thanksgiving to remember–and we thought it would be fun to share a slice of our history few people know about. Mrs. Jordan’s cranberry sauce recipe is also included below.

We hope you have a safe, happy and drama-free Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe: Mrs. Jordan’s Simple Cranberry Sauce

Summary: This simple cranberry sauce recipe can be made two days in advance though one day is recommended.

Ingredients ~

  • 1 12-oz bag fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
  • 1 12-oz can of frozen orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped

Instructions ~

  1. Rinse cranberries with water.
  2. In a blender, combine the cranberries, orange juice and sugar. Blend at medium speed or pulse until mushy.
  3. Fold in pecans.
  4. Transfer to serving bowl and refrigerate.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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