Sunday, October 07, 2007

Northern Stuffing

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!


Anonymous said...

u can use tofurky...

tweetey30 said...

Sounds good. I dont have a blender though. But it does sound good. i still havent gotten everything for the kitchen yet.

Candy Minx said...

That cranberry recipe sounds like somethign my grandmother used to make...with whop cream, lime jello marshmallows and avacado...strange huh?

Our turkey dosn't have any stuffing today...usually we don't make stuffing...a little worried we've had a frozen bird ina bucket of water because we forgot to order a turkey in had to buy from grocery store. Oops.

I am doing laundry right now a really exciting agfternoon at the internet cafe...


Gardenia said...

I have had tofurky before - not bad! We made our own - how fun is that!

Anonymous said...

mmmm. Thanksgiving. mmmmmm.

Ya Think? said...

Oh how I love Northern Stuffing. It has always been a struggle for me when I am seeing someone from south of the Mason Dixon Line, as they like cornbread stuffing. Or is that Southern Stuffing. LOL

Thanks for this recipe. You know I have never had this recipe? Go figure!!

Hope you are doing well.

Ya Think?

Anonymous said...

u do no i mean tofu turkey not that other kind wi all tha birds stuff in eachoter?

Gardenia said...

Yes, Puppy I know tofurky (we met at a Vegetarian group's Thanksgiving dinner) - are you a vegetarian?

We made a tofurky once for a holiday - and it was surprisingly good - of course some of the family members groaned and moaned -

Ya Think: Did you see grandma's roll recipe further down in the blog - - ?
I apologize, so very thoughtless of me - I should make a book for each family member surviving - that cooks!

tshsmom said...

That sounds just like my stuffing recipe, except I add a can of cream of celery soup to the mixture.

Wandering Coyote said...

That cranberry dish sounds amazing. I hate just plain cranberry sauce, but whipped cream? What can be wrong about that?