Sausage Stuffing

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stuffing6-pieceWho doesn’t love stuffing?  When you think about Thanksgiving, turkey and stuffing are the first thing on the menu.  In my house, we always made sausage stuffing. Chunks of bread, sausage and vegetables all smothered in gravy, yum!!

This is comfort food at its best.  It is crunchy and chewy and full of flavor.  Because you make this in the oven, it can be a side dish with any meal.  

 

Ingredients

16 Cups bread cubes (1½ lb loaf)

1 Lb Italian Sausage

2 TBSP Fresh Parsley

1 TBSP Sage

2 Cups Onions

1 Cup Celery

3 Cups Chicken Stock

2 Eggs

1 Stick Butter

Salt & Pepper

 

Instructions

Cut the bread into small cubes. Toast in oven for 6-7 minutes. When cool, add to large bowl. Remove the casing from the sausage and cook in a large sauté pan. Break up the sausage with a fork or a potato masher. When the sausage is brown, remove it from the pan and set aside.

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Add the butter, onion and celery to the pan and cook until the onions are translucent. Add the sausage back to the sauté pan with the parsley, sage, salt and pepper continue cooking for 1 minute.

 

 

In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the eggs and stock to the bread cubes. Add the sausage-onion mixture to the bread and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Put the mixture in a greased casserole dish and bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

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November

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November marks the official start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving on the third Thursday of the month.  

I love Thanksgiving.  It’s a day to be thankful for the people around you, the food on the table and all the wonderful things in our lives.  There aren’t any presents or crazy shopping to take away from celebration.  It’s just about enjoying the day with friends and family.  

The food is delicious with Turkey being the star of the show.  Lots of delicious side dishes of stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberries, vegetables and delicious gravy to go over it all.  Yum!!

Typically, I have a crowd of about 30 or so at my house, which seems to be the norm at Thanksgiving time for a lot of people. 

I am used to cooking for a crowd, but a lot of people that I speak to are extremely stressed by the house preparation, decorations and the meal for so many people.

Fortunately, I am here to help you thorough the holiday.  From easy decorations to a fabulous meal.  My Thanksgiving cheat sheet is amazing.  On one piece of paper, you will have the timetable to roast a turkey and how to make the best stuffing around.  It also has a recipe to make mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and a broccoli casserole that all your friends and family will devour.  And last but not least perfect gravy.  It couldn’t be easier.  

Now, on page 2, you will find Pumpkin and Apple pie.  The Apple pie recipe is from my Grandmother.  It is easy and fool proof. 

Not only will I give you all the help you need to serve an amazing meal, but I will also give you easy tips on setting a beautiful table.  

Let’s get started!!