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What are your favorite recipes for dressing or stuffing? This year I think I'm going to do a Cornish game hen and pretend it's sort of a turkey, and do all the trimmings. We always do my uncle's place for Thanksgiving, so I never get to try to cook this stuff. I want to do a dressing from scratch, darn it.

Also, I bought this balsamic glaze and it's to DIE for. I put in on beets this weekend and on strawberry ice cream yesterday. I'm not a big fan of strawberries, to be honest. The weird thing is, the balsamic just made it taste . . . strawberrier, if that makes sense? It was kind of a surprise. I only bought a little bitty thing of ice cream though, because I'm not big on ice cream, or strawberry ice cream for that matter. I only had a couple of bites, so it should last a while. Next time I want to try it in vanilla yogurt. I like the glaze because it adds a lot of flavor with no sodium and not much calories.

Also, I am doing really well at not eating red meat. I really have cut it down to twice a week like the doctor asked. I've lowered my butter, cheese and mayo use a little bit too, but so far that's it. I still want to work on cutting back on oil and alcohol. Ideally, I'd like to do one small glass in the evening, not three big ones.

And tonight I'm going to go lift weights and use the elliptical at the gym, both for health and to help me from going NUTS working on the family project. Maybe I'll even take the night off from the family project . . . but I doubt it. There's no good tv tonight, so I have no excuse. *sigh*

And here, this is the best thing I've ever seen: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends. And if that did not fix your life, have one of these:

Or take two and call me in the morning.

If you're still not better I can't fix it. ;)

Date: 2012-11-13 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
Mine is a very simple and comes from my Great-Grandmother (My family was never rich... so, this a po' man's dressing.)

Cornbread Sage Dressing (recipe is for a... very large family.)

8 packages of Cornbread Mix cooked according to directions.*
5 large onions (Chopped)
6 tbs heaping rubbed Sage
4 cans of Chicken Broth
4 stalks of celery (Chopped)
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Bake Cornbread (Please not Cornbread is VERY different from Cornmeal and Corn Muffins. It is light fluffy and NOT sweet.) let it cool down, crumble it up then put it back in the oven to dry out.

Once the cornbread is dry add everything in, mix (is should feel like... a slightly dry mud pie.) Pop it back in the oven for another hour or two and then BAM it's done.


This is my preferred Cornbread Mix. I know other folk do Bread Stuffing, Oyster Dressing, Mix and mash then throw everything in Dressing... Mine is just a simple Southern Conrbread Dressing. *shrugs* Have yet to have a complaint about it in the... 18 years I've been in charge of Thanksgiving Dinner. :)

Date: 2012-11-13 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
PS. You can actually, safely, taste this one and check on the seasoning before you cook it because there is nothing harmful if eaten cold. Just remember that the sage will get stronger as you cook it.

P.S.S. Remember to breath and take a wee time for yourself.

P.S.S.S. Love the cute Doe pics. So sweet.

Date: 2012-11-13 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
Oh, that looks good, thank you!

Date: 2012-11-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abby1000.livejournal.com
I discovered strawberries and balsamic a few years ago, love it!

Date: 2012-11-13 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
It was such a surprise to me, like strawberries to the nth degree! It really brings out the flavor.

Date: 2012-11-14 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abby1000.livejournal.com
Forgot to say, I am with you on sweet cornbread - hate it! It is really disgusting in dressing/stuffing.

Date: 2012-11-13 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adele-sparks.livejournal.com
OMG, that video! An army of fabulous Luke Skywalkers--I love it!

We make cornbread dressing, but not with sage. Pretty sure it's Pepperidge Farm cornbread dressing mix, with onions, celery, probably some seasonings, and sausage (breakfast sausage--the kind you get in a cylinder and make your own patties...or chunks, in this case). If I had my way, it would also have chopped-up apples in it, but my sis hates this and prefers mushrooms, so we try to remember to have it one way at Christmas and the other way at Thanksgiving. ;) If you're interested I can get you the actual recipe, though there's probably a recipe on the dressing mix package and as far as I can tell you can probably just doctor it up however you want to.

Holy cow, so hungry for Thanksgiving dinner now. :P

Date: 2012-11-13 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
I think I'm going to start with a white bread stuffing, because that looks easy to make in a very small batch. I can probably do a little mini batch of that and see what I think, then try other stuff from there. I've been browsing all recipes today and there's some wild stuff out there. Potato stuffing? Rice stuffing? Ground beef stuffing? SO STRANGE.

Right now I would eat them all.

All I know is, I'M VERY HUNGRY NOW AND I WANT STUFFING. *stomach growls*

Date: 2012-11-13 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adele-sparks.livejournal.com
Have you seen/heard of the recipes for dressing made of White Castle sliders? D:

Date: 2012-11-13 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
Hahaha, eeeew!

Oh, god, browsing "stuffing" I came across stuffed french toast I AM SO HUNGRY I'M ABOUT TO EAT MY DESK!

Date: 2012-11-14 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrissy-sky.livejournal.com
And goodness, that video. An army of fabulous Luke Skywalkers.


Date: 2012-11-14 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
Ahahah, I forgot I even posted that and was like, what? Deer stuffing?

Watching that deer be happy just makes me happy. That's an awfully happy looking deer!

Date: 2012-11-14 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrissy-sky.livejournal.com
XDD Oops. A bit tired this evening. Such a busy day.

Date: 2012-11-14 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
No, my fault! The deer doesn't show up on my computer in this browser, so I keep forgetting I posted it.

Date: 2012-11-14 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amethyst-hunter.livejournal.com
Fuzzy deer! <3

Cornish hens are good, but make sure you get a good name-brand one - the cheapies tend to be tough and not very flavorful.

For dressing, I just buy the stuff in the box or bag, lol. A scratch-cooker, I am most definitely NOT. XD

Date: 2012-11-14 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the_con_cept.livejournal.com
Oh, good tip, thank you! I'll probably get one from Sprouts. They have good cheap produce and I really trust their chicken, which is more than I can say for any other stores around here.


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