Tuesday, November 20, 2007
OK...I decided to forego the Oatmeal Cake recipe', for my world famous Sausage Stuffing Recipe'!.Regardless of what Alton Brown and the rest of those Food Channel twits say, Our family always enjoyed a stuffed turkey, and I can't recall any botulism killing off any family members. This is NOT an exact science people, It's COOKING, and it's FUN!!!!!
The night before Thanksgiving, cube or break-up 3 loaves of bread..Any bread will do, stale bread, wheat bread, raison bread, challah, Wonder Bread, marble rye, pumpernickel, you get the picture, just NOT moldy bread!!! When you are done, put it all in a large roaster, and put it in the oven overnight. The oven is SHUT-OFF of course.
The next day when you are ready to stuff your bird, assemble this........
6 stalks of celery
2 large onions
4 apples of any variety
2 pounds of Bob Evans Savory Sage Breakfast Sausage (any sausage will do).
Sage..(Thyme or Rosemary work also)
In a frying pan, scramble the sausage.
In a separate pan, add one can of Turkey or Chicken broth and add your finely chopped onion and celery, cook for about 5 minutes after it comes to a boil, then shut it off and set aside.
Scramble the sausage till it is done, and without draining the drippings, add 1/2 cup of water to it. At this point take your pan of bread cubes, and dump both the veggie pan and the sausage pan into the bread, along with the peeled, cored, and sliced raw apples. Add salt, pepper, and sage to taste...Stuff your bird, and VOILA!!!!
One more thing!!! I saw this yesterday on the Food Channel, (Rachel Ray no less) and I am actually going to do this. With your leftover uncooked stuffing, instead of just putting it into a separate dish and baking it for an hour or so. Take a couple of muffin pans, and with your hands, make some stuffing balls about the size of a snowball, then drop each one into a muffin spot. Rachel called it, "Stuffin Muffin's", they get all crispy all over, and they seem to be the perfect serving size. 'How good is that?...Yummo!!!'
I'm starting to get very excited about Thanksgiving. It is an American Holiday that knows NO religious boundrys, and the house smells soooo fricken great all day long. And tonight when I pick up Mandy from school and bring her home, My whole family will be together for a Holiday for the first time in over a year!!! Thats something to be truely Thankful for!!!