Well, Canadian Thanksgiving has me thinking about Thanksgiving down here as well. I'm craving, craving turkey. And stuffing - and -
I make Northern Stuffing. Yep, it was named so by Southerners when we used to share Thanksgiving with friends as well. And they ask for it over cornbread stuffing.
So, if anyone is interested - here it is, passed down from Grandma - considerable years ago, and modified by me:
Two loaves of bread - one white and one a good grainy wheat - break the pieces up and let them dry out a day before making stuffing.
Throw on some poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
Then, melt a cube of butter, chop an onion and about 10 stalks of celery (to taste) and lightly brown in butter. Pour this over the dry seasoned bread.
Then beat a couple of eggs up and add some of the turkey broth left over from boiling the giblets. Pour this mixture over the stuffing.
Refrigerate until time to stuff turkey. I also make a pan of it outside the turkey as well, adding a bit more of the broth. The stuffing needs to be moist, not soppy.
(Sometimes I chop up the giblets and put them in the stuffing and gravy as well.)
Bake till done......also I have to confess this is delicious raw, delicious! But I have to confess that eating raw eggs is not a good idea. But hey, gotta take some risks!
Ok - next our traditional cranberry dish is:
Take a bag of cranberries - wash them, put them in your blender and chop them up.
Pour two cups of sugar on them and let them sit over night. Then add a can or two of drained small chunk pineapple and throw in a large bag of minature marshmallows and chopped walnuts or pecans. Let this mixture sit in refrigerator overnight.
Then, whip up a carton of whip cream - depends on how much you like on other things as well. Add a bit of vanilla - a capful. Then fold about two cups of whipping cream into the cranberry mixture. Pour into butter greased loaf pans and freeze until your holiday. Then simply warm the pan a little, turn the loaf out and slice it, garnish it with some greenery - and wallah, a pretty twist on cranberries!
Yeh, forget the calories for that meal!