I was watching Rachel Ray this morning, and she was talking about spatchcocking a Thanksgiving turkey. I was like.....huh? I had never heard of spatchcocking before. I was intrigued, so I did some internet investigation (aka Googled it) and this is what I found...
You know those blog recipe posts about beautiful, delicious desserts that you see all over the internet? This isn't one of them. I said when I started this blog that I would share everything with you, warts and all.....and trust me, this is a wart. Come with me on this journey, join me in the distress, the anguish, the heartbreak of the.....
Well, here we are at the last day of the five days of stuffing. Today's recipe is very special because it is my own family's recipe that we have used for three generations. My family is from the south so it is cornbread stuffing. However, what makes it so scrumptious is the homemade sage cornbread that it is made with. You have to make the cornbread from scratch, box mixes make for a dressing disaster!
So, we will start out with the Sage Cornbread Recipe
Welcome to day four of the five days of stuffing. Today I have decided to share an old German recipe for apple and pecan stuffing. Well, I am not sure it is really German, but it came from a lady at church that is German, does that count? She said she makes it for Christmas Dinner, every year. I've never tried it, but I am thinking making some for a holiday dinner, this season, because it sounds yummy.
Welcome to day three of the five days of stuffing. Today I want to share with you a stuffing recipe that is quite unusual. Instead of being made with traditional ingredients, it is made with wild seasoned rice and tomatoes. It is really different and delicious!
Here we are on day two of the five days of stuffing. Today I have decided to share with you a recipe I got from a friend of mine who is vegan. I tasted this dressing last year when she brought me over a small bowl the day after Thanksgiving. She told me that meatless stuffing could be every bit as good as regular, as she handed me the bowl. I have to admit, it was very good. It has a lot of herbs in it and is very flavorful. She was so proud when I asked her for the recipe. What she didn't know is that I was thinking that the only way to improve on this yummy stuffing recipe would be to add some turkey to it! (shhhhhh.....don't tell her I said that) Oh well, you can't teach an old carnivore new tricks.
Anyway, it is really delicious.
There are so many different kinds of stuffing, the recipes are endless! Are you feeling adventurous? Make a different kind of stuff this year on Thanksgiving, or maybe try them all this month! I will be sharing a different stuffing recipe each day for the next five days, here is day one:
This is unusual cornbread stuffing recipe features sausage for extra flavor:
Recipe from the Depression
Tomato Gravy is not something you hear very much anymore. I used to be quite popular, especially back in the Depression (the 1920's one) when food was hard to come by. Gravy of any kind was a common addition to meals back then; it was a hot comfort food that helped fill you up. Folks of that era were not so manic about anything that contained a little fat. When your pantry is close to empty, you are thankful for what you have. Sometimes I think that the people of today could use a few lean months. Perhaps it would make them appreciate what they have a bit more.
When I was a child, my grandmother use to make gravy out of tomatoes and cream. She would put it on just about anything, biscuits, mashed potatoes, rice, grits. The way I liked it best was on fried potatoes. I could eat a whole plate of nothing but fried potatoes and tomato gravy. YUM!!!!
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