I imagine that the grocery stores will be crowded today as many people need to buy the ingredients to make that signature Thanksgiving dish.

There are so many recipes that have become traditions; just the smell or taste of the food brings on a flood of memories of all the previous years when the treat was served. Many dishes, like stuffing and green been casserole, are only served at holidays in many homes, making their appearance even more special.

My Thanksgiving staple is Cranberry Jello. It is simple to make, yet instantly connotes “special” as I think of all the years and places I have served this treat. Yum!

Not everything needs to be served every day. In your organization as well as your home, it good to save a few things for times when you want to create a moment beyond the ordinary.

beth triplett

Cranberry Jello Salad
1 large box sugar-free cherry Jello
2 cups boiling water
Make Jello first with no cold water

1 #2 can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup chopped celery
1 chopped red apple
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 can whole cranberry sauce

“Dump stuff in,” stir, let sit overnight

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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