"I wasn't planning on it" was my reply.
"But we like your stuffing."
To which I almost said, "Are you calling me fat?"
So, in honor of two of our children, I am making stuffing. This is my mom's recipe. The sight, smell and taste brings back a flood of memories each time I make it.
Savory Turkey Stuffing1 c minced onion
1 c finely chopped celery
1 c shredded carrots
1 c butter (or shortening)
12 c dry bread cubes (I used a mixture of white and wheat)
1 T poultry seasoning
1 t sage (optional)
½ t pepper
½ T salt (don’t go more than this…you could use less also)
1 c beef bouillon or broth
Sauté veggies 5 minutes in butter or shortening (do not brown).
To bread cubes, add poultry seasoning, pepper and salt
Add veggie mixture and broth to moisten.
Toss lightly to mix and place in baking dish.
Bake covered at 325º for 1 hour removing the foil for the last 15 minutes.
The next recipe is one my dad made each year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My hubby calls it dessert since it is so sweet but one can adjust the sugar...but not too much!
Sweet Potatoes (Yams)4 to 6 sweet potatoes or yams
1/3 to ½ c water
½ to 1 stick butter
2 ½ to 5 c. sugar
Peel and slice ¼” thick. Rinse and drain. Place yams in pan and add water, butter and sugar. Do not stir. Cover on low heat – 30 to 45 min. Don’t stir!
Since the above recipe was what I grew up eating, I had no idea it was made a different way...you know, the one with marshmallows on it or in it. I much prefer this one.
Have a great Thanksgiving!