Friday, November 9, 2007

My Mom's Stuffing Recipe

First off, I want to say that it is really great to check blogs everyday after work. I don't always have time to blog myself, but it helps me feel like I'm staying in touch.
OK-about the stuffing. I don't like stuffing. I only like this stuffing. Most other dressings are too moist, and mushy for me. This has lots of flavor, and has a bit of a crunch to it. Enjoy---Oh, my Mom isn't much of a cook (I get that from her)- so she will find this quite humorous that other people are interested in her recipe.
1c. minced onion
1c. finely chopped celery
1c. shredded carrots
1c. slivered almonds
1 8oz. can chopped water chestnuts
1c. shortening
12c. dry breadcrumbs
1 Tblsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 Tblsp. salt

Saute vegetables and slivered almonds 5 minutes in shortening (do not brown).

Mix in chopped water chestnuts.

To bread cubes add poultry seasoning, pepper and salt. Add vegetable mix and toss lightly to mix. Cool completely. Then stuff turkey, or bake it in a pan 1 hour. Makes enough stuffing for a 12-14 lb turkey.
My Mom has a written note: Double this for a 23lb turkey.

I also have a rockin' Pumpkin Pie recipe and a Pumpkin Roll recipe.

Let me know how you like them-----

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Leslie's blog got me thinking. She has a (really yummy) menu planned for her Thanksgiving Dinner. ANYWAY- like I said, that got me thinking of my Mom's Turkey Stuffing. She puts sliced Water Chestnuts and Slivered Almonds in it. It was always a fun part of our holiday the night before, to sit around her kitchen table and break up the bread into pieces for the dressing. The kitchen smelled so good with the carrots, celery and onions cooking up in the butter for the stuffing. Another fun part of our celebration was to get out the handmade Bybee pottery mugs and have Apple Cider with a scoop of Lime Sherbet in it. I tried this other times of the year, but it was never as good as Thanksgiving. We only made the Cider/Sherbet as an appetizer for Thanksgiving, not any other holiday. Not even Christmas. The other thing we would have is a couple of dozen different candies and cookies set out after the dinner. My Great Aunt Eunice would bring all the after dinner treats for us to try. I don't know how we managed to eat anything after the HUGE dinners mom would make. Oh I just thought of one more thing. My mom would get the biggest turkey in the A&P (remember those?). She always made WAY too much food because we would take the aluminum TV trays and fill them to the brim and stick them in the freezer. We lived up north where the Snow falls in the Winter--and we were always guaranteed at least 3-4 snow days each school year. In the midst of the Snow Emergencys, we would pull those dinners out of the freezer and wow--the kitchen-the whole house would smell great !!! I think it tasted even better on those long winter nights.
Some time this year I want to try Leslie's Orange Slushie Recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Love the RACE *********

OK, there are few things I like as well as, or better than The Amazing Race !!! Yes, I follow dilligently. My family members all pick teams (several favorites) and follow them through the race. We choose which Roadblock we do, and if we would choose the Fast Forward or not. My kids are just as nutty about this as I am. So- for the next few weeks I will undoubtedly be making blog comments on the Race. So, for starters, we like the Goth team (no- really !!!), they run a clean race (so to speak), and they are nice to each other. We tend to like family teams, sisters, daughter/dad, grandpa/grandson, brother/sister. Tend to not like the 'pretty' teams (I am really prejudiced against pretty girls). So, we all watched last night after the drive to pick up Sam and Madeline. They were happy to be home.
So, does anyone else follow the best reality show on TV? Hmmmmmm-hope so.