During the fall of my junior year of college in Wisconsin, I moved off campus into a private home with five roommates. That year our housemother prepared a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for us. She set up a big dining room table in her small living room with a white tablecloth, fine china and crystal.
She served a bountiful dinner of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. But my favorite dish of the entire meal was the cranberry salad. I liked it so much that I asked her for the recipe. I have prepared it for my family many Thanksgivings since that memorable one, and they enjoy the salad as much as I did.