Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day when my family and my husband’s family all get together at my parents house for the day. Everyone arrives for the mid-day feast. And I do mean feast – Turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, and two kinds of dressing – one of which is my very favorite and the only day of the year I get it – Oyster dressing. That’s not everything but you get the idea.
As the years pass I’ve realized I’d like to learn a few of my Grandmother’s recipes and this is one of my favorites. (Did I say that already?)
Mom had me make it this year and we start out with about half a loaf of white bread pulled apart, a full box of chicken flavored stuffing mix, and 3 cups of crumbled plain corn bread (not sweet cornbread)Mix together in a large bowl.
Saute 2 medium chopped onions along with 4 stalks of chopped celery. After they’re soft and translucent add them to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix well and then push the ingredients to the side so there’s a little empty space in the bowl and add one pound raw ground sausage with 2 cups of turkey broth (chicken broth can be substituted), mix well until the sausage is very soft, then incorporate it with the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. Add three large eggs, 1T. powdered garlic, 1-2 tsp. ground sage, and 1-2 tsp. rubbed sage, pinch of salt and a good amount of pepper.