Blackadder's Christmas Carol
It does not feel like Thanksgiving at all- and if your in the states then it isn't. We have been having an unseasonably warm Autumn- I am not a happy bunny. I feel completely cheated.
1Loaf stuffing bread (seasoned bread called Turkey time)
3 packages Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice
1bunch Celery (I loathe it but it's good in this)
1-2 Large Sweet Onions
1/2 C softened butter
Fresh Sage (must be fresh)
3 rolls Sausage Meat
Grab the largest bowl you have (I use 2 because this makes alot) and cube the bread- tear up any pieces that are large. Cook the rice as per package directions. In another pan, put in butter and melt- dice up the onion and cut the celery up.The flavour is in the leaves. Put them into the pan and saute until soft.
Cut up the fresh sage and put in the bowl with the bread, add poultry seasoning to taste. Add cooked rice, and sauteed celery and onions. Stir well-
fry up slices (fairly thick) of sausage meat and when cooled, cut them into cubes. If you find this at all dry, you can add a half cup of chicken stock- but it's never dry.
On turkey day, stuff into neck and bum cavities- and fill a large baking dish. While the turkey is standing after you cook it- bake the stuffing for 1 hour at 350 F.
I have played with this and added apples, and once cranberries- which was really festive. My family is odd (I could stop there...) about fruit in their meals- so I stick with the tried and true.
Hope some of you are enjoying cool weather. Send some this way.