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Oct 15, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY: TURKEY STUFFING

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I make stuffing the same way my mother made stuffing. It will stay that way because I don't eat it and my family tells me this is good. They wouldn't lie to me would they?
Let's start with those same herbs from my garden we saw in the Outdoor Wednesday post. We have regular and a variegated leaf Sage and some fresh Thyme.
Next I chop up lots of onion and some celery. I often do this the night before and put it into a Ziplock bag in the fridge.
Cook the onion and celery in some butter until they are softened. Add lots of pepper. Don't worry it is a big amount of stuffing. It can handle lots of pepper. 
I never have white bread in the house so I have to remember to buy it and let it get a little dried out ahead of time.Why white bread. I don't know, ask my mom.

 I usually use a roasting pan to mix large amounts of things whether it be ground beef and spices for meat balls or things like this. It is much easier then trying to get to the bottom of a large bowl. In goes the onion/celery mixture and then the chopped fresh herbs.
 You should also add in a lot of poultry seasoning mix and some Savory. I did have some in the garden (Savory not poultry spice) but I forgot to clip it. I only remembered when I saw my tin of dried spice. (see it just isn't the utensils I forget)
 I then stuff it generously into the cavity of a fresh washed turkey and the rest I put into a separate dish to bake on it's own so that I can throw it out after Thanksgiving because no one ever eats it again but they always say they will. This is also why I don't make soup with the carcass. My family just doesn't live up to their eating responsibilities around here.

13 comments:

Haley said...

OMG, I think I'm gonna need to follow your FOODIE FRIDAY NOW! Yum.

susan said...

Lori-This looks delicious! Of course, in the South we start with cornbread and call it dressing! On the sporting events--It is not always as civilized as it appears :0) Thanks for a laugh that will last me all day--I need it. I am cleaning the attic :)

Mary said...

The stuffing looks delicious. Re: the carcass. Appeal to their green instincts and talk a lot about garbage dumps during dinner. That aside it is a shame. Turkey soup is a gift from the gods. Have a great day.

ButterYum said...

You are a girl after my own heart!

:)
ButterYum
PS - your blog name makes me chuckle every time I see it!

heartnsoulcooking said...

Looks delish. I live in New Mexico and leftover turkey makes the best tacos and leftover stuffing with red chili is a must after Thanksgiving. I always have to make extra. THANKS!!! Geri

Michelle said...

Looks so good and I am so looking forward to the holidays this year.

Can you believe I've never made stuffing? Never cooked a turkey either!

My husband cooks the turkey and stuffing, I make all the sides and desserts.

Mrs. P. said...

Lori...this looks wonderful. Great stuffing and your herbs are beautiful! Great post :)

Blessings!
Gail

Emily said...

Your stuffing recipe is a lot like mine except my family does not like it cooked inside the turkey. I bake mine in a large baking dish. Instead of the white bread, I use store-bought seasoned stuffing croƻtons. Either way you make it, stuffing is always delicious. Thanks for sharing with us and for stopping by my blog so I could find you! :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

This looks delicious! And I have to tell you I just read your "About Me" and am still laughing...out loud! Nice to meet you!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Hi there!! I start getting the "honey (or mom), you should make two dishes of stuffing this year" right about this time every single year!! I do an apple - raisin - cinnamon stuffing for our holiday and they love the living heck out of it. T-day is my absolute hands down if was dying tomorrow this is what I would- holiday!! Love everything about it.

Hugs
Tammy

Tamara Jansen said...

Well now, that just looks YUMMY! And thanks for the Hotpot restaurant tip.....have you actually been there? I think it would be so much fun to invite a bunch of friends for HOTPOT!

Nancy Jane said...

Stuffing cooked inside the turkey is my favorite part of Thanksgiving, which by the way is my favorite holiday! Your recipe is very close to mine... Nancy

Sue said...

I want to know why you have an aversion to "stuffing!" You just don't like the taste? You don't like what's in there? Inquiring minds want to know!!!
~Ethel

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