Friday, 6 October 2017

Turkey Time

"Baldrick, take this and buy me a turkey so large, you'd think it's mother had been rogered by an Omnibus."

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.
I got up and made the stuffing. I am going to share this, as it has evolved over the past 25 years or so, and it's not the usual. My son couldn't care less about turkey, but don't mess with his stuffing.

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)
Poultry Seasoning
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.
 I can't get into my Halyard sweater, despite loving the yarn. My wedding anniversary is next week so I made buddy a pair of socks. I used Briggs & Little Tuffy and for the top and toe some Zwartbles yarn from Blacker. A bit of the exotic in the good old sock.
Oh oh oh- just look what my soon-to-be son-in-law got me. As I am not a cut-flower fan, Laura said why not Pusheen? Indeed. I am blown away by the little deer stalker hat. His street cred just shot through the roof. I got a few others but I'll save those for next time.
Clawdykins is looking ever so cute these days. Don't you love how cats like to look down on people?

Hope some of you are enjoying cool weather. Send some this way.

Fleecin' out.


  1. I'd like to help you with the cool weather, but it's ridiculously hot here, with added humidity - ugh! So not fair.

    Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. :-) And any kitty picture makes a good blog post!

    Have a wonderful (if too warm) holiday!

  2. Our weather has been cool in the mornings and evenings, but still toasty during the day. That's normal for the early part of a California fall, though, so I don't feel cheated. I hope it starts getting colder during the day soon, though. I prefer that version of our fall weather.

    Happy almost Thanksgiving! That sounds like a yummy stuffing recipe.

  3. Belated Happy Thanksgiving! Mmmm... stuffing.

    That deerstalker hat is adorable. :)