Growing up, my grandmother and I loved to shop together and eat lunch. Several of our favorite lunch spots served this Festive Cranberry Salad as a side dish. It was always my favorite. It was the perfect compliment to chicken salad or a pimento cheese sandwich or a bowl of soup. But, you know what I discovered several years ago? This Festive Cranberry Salad is the perfect side dish for the holidays. It goes great with dressing and turkey and green beans and deviled eggs and all things good. And wouldn’t you know it…my grandmother had the recipe. It’s so simple, you’ll make it all the time!
Southern green beans are a staple around our house. They are super simple to make, but they are oh, so tasty! When I was a little girl, my uncle made a cast iron pot of green beans on his cast iron stove. He put them on very early in the morning and every time I would walk past that stove they would smell heavenly. Heavenly. I would carefully reach my little hand in and one by one I would eat green beans until someone sent me on my way. This pattern continued throughout the day and low and behold, I wasn’t the only one sneaking green beans. Because, by the time supper time came around, there were hardly any green beans left. Whoops.