Monday, December 13, 2010

Thanksgiving - Stuffing

Sorry for the brief posting hiatus. You never know when Comcast is going to make a mistake and turn off your Internet....blah!

For Thanksgiving my family all got together and stayed in a cabin at Estes Park, CO. We spend our time enjoying the views of the mountains, playing cards, reading, relaxing and...oh yea...EATING! I don't think anyone will ever go hungry at one of our family gatherings.  On Thanksgiving Day, we had so many dishes to choose from and ended up with three different kinds of stuffing! Stuffing is my favorite Thanksgiving dish so I was happy to load up my plate with a taste of each.

Uncle Bob's 'Traditional Stuffing for any Occasion'. This is the classic stuffing he has been making for years.
Cornbread stuffing. I made and shared this dish from the recipe book. It is from Amanda's family and is a good twist on a classic.
Meat Stuffing from Brenda and her mother. This stuffing is a bit heartier and has more meat than it does bread crumbs.

All of the recipes were VERY good. Do you have a special stuffing recipe?

Stuffing for ANY Occasion
Use Stove Top or other dry bread crumbs. Corn bread can also be mixed in. Moisten with chicken stock and butter. Adjust the following for quantities of stuffing desired.
• Diced celery
• Diced onions
Sauté with butter until tender then add to stuffing mix
Other great adds:
• Mushrooms
• Cooked sausage
• Dry cranberries
• Raisins
• Almonds
Season to taste with salt, pepper, sage, sweet basil or oregano.
Combine your desired ingredients in a baking dish or a foil pack and bake approx. 1 ½ hours at 300°F.

Quick Cornbread Stuffing
• Large pkg. of Pepperidge Farm Cornbread stuffing (and ingredients to prepare)
• Chicken Broth
• Chopped fresh onion
• Chopped fresh celery
• 1/8 – ¼ tsp. garlic salt
• Salt and pepper to taste
Use chicken broth instead of water and make sure mix is moist. Add chopped fresh onion and celery (to personal liking), Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper to taste. Can either mix in pan on stove top, or place in a casserole dish and put in oven at 350°F until heated through (usually about 20-30 minutes). Make sure to add enough chicken broth so the stuffing is moist and not dry.

Meat Stuffing
• 3 lbs. ground hamburger raw
• 2-3 bags bread crumbs (14oz each) any brand
• 3 cans chicken broth (14.5oz) any brand
• 1 fresh stalk celery (chopped)
• 1 large yellow onion (diced)
In a large mixing bowl, mix raw ground beef and bread crumbs a little at a time by hand until all bags of crumbs are mixed into meat, then add diced yellow onion and the celery into mix. Once it is all mixed together you then add your 3 cans of chicken broth one at a time (to personal moisture desired)and continue to hand mix it all. When mix is complete it is now ready to be put into Turkey or Chicken to be baked and any leftover mixture can be put into a baking dish and baked separately on the side. If baking alone in baking dish, coat dish with Pam cooking spray or oil and bake in the oven at 350'F for at least 45 min. or until ground beef is browned and top is slightly crisp.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. They all look delish! Sorry if your service was interrupted. If you need help with your Comcast service in the future, we are always here to help! :)


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