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last minute turkey day ideas

November 23, 2011

i feel like i’ve been such a slacker lately when it comes to getting posts up regularly!  life has been more chaotic than normal lately it seems, but i promise that once finals are over i will post more often again!

in the interest of time-saving ventures and for those who still don’t know what they’re going to be making tomorrow, i thought i would round up some ideas and post them here!  i will try to photograph the feast tomas and i are making tomorrow, but i know that won’t do any of you any good if you’re looking for ideas today 😉

one additional recipe i am including is my grandma dorothy’s bread dressing, which my brother says is “some serious dressing”!  this stuff is nothing short of amazing if you ask me, and this year i’m going to be making it all by myself for the first time ever, and am going to attempt at putting it in the crockpot since i only have one oven to work with.

i hope everyone has a great holiday with family, friends, and loved ones, and that you all get to eat a great turkey day feast!  one last little note, since this is the season to give thanks, i just wanted to say how grateful i am for my family, friends and loved ones, and for the amazing experiences i have had throughout my life.  the support you all give me in every venture i take on never ceases to amaze me, and never goes unappreciated!  love you all!!

cranberry pecan bread from pardon the dog hair

mushroom bread pudding from the curvy carrot

cider roasted carrots and apples from munchin with munchkin

from scratch green bean casserole from annie’s eats

TURKEY from wit and vinegar

creamed corn gratin from full fork ahead

apple pie from taste and tell blog

pillow cheesecake with salted caramel from pig pig’s corner

crescent rolls from handle the heat


grandma dorothy’s bread dressing recipe described by my mama dukes

1 loaf white bread, torn in pieces and dried on cookie sheets for 2-3 days

1 lb. bulk pork sausage

1 T. butter

1 large onion, diced

1 1/2 tsp. sage seasoning, ground (canned)

2-3 celery stalks, chopped

1 large jar mushrooms, drained

1-2 eggs, slightly whisked

turkey broth

s&p to taste

Okay, nowaday they sell Pepperidge Farm dried bread pieces for dressing, but I seem to have the need to break my own and let it dry!!  It’s part of the fun.  I’ve never tried the packaged, so I don’t really know the result.

Mother used to mix everything together and put it in the oven.  I brown my sausage,  brown evenly but slightly and drain.  Set aside.

Melt the butter over medium heat.  Saute celery and onions until  tender.

Mix the sausage, onions, celery and sage with the bread.   Add the eggs and mix it all together (she used her hands) until well blended.  Add the mushrooms.  Mix again.  Add turkey broth until moist but not mushy.

Put an a casserole dish and put in a 325  oven for an hour or until browned.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jen permalink
    November 23, 2011 3:35 pm

    love you too sister!!


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