Yes, planning on that big Thanksgiving get together I told you about (50 guests!!) and thinking of all the things we need to do in preparation. I know that I'll be making that Sweet Potato Souffle (my niece Samantha will make a batch of that also). I just learned that her sister-in-law makes the best mashed potatoes, using sour cream. I hope she brings that along with the green bean casserole she'll be bringing. My sister-in-law Yvonne will be bring one of the stuffings; my brother will be making eggplant layered with portabella mushrooms, sauce and cheese (my daughter tried this and said it was delicious - Merideth, over at www.Mommyiscrafty.com is a vegetarian so this will be a good dish for her, along with the cranberry stuffing I make).
While sorting through some of my old recipes, I came across one that I had asked my mother to write down for me the first year I was married (1977). Here it is typed for you, just as she had written it - her turkey stuffing.
7 - 9 stalks celery
10 - 15 onions, good size
salt and pepper
Cut in small pieces and cook until tender - an apple may be added; just core it.
Let cool. Break up with hands - clean (I still laugh that she told me to use clean hands = ha ha ha)
Add 1 lb sausage meat and Bell Seasoning to taste.
Add croutons until juice is almost taken up - not too dry or watery.
Stuff your bird and cook. Any extra can be put into a prepared dish and baked.
I haven't made this since my husband passed away in 2001. I think I'll make it for this special Thanksgiving. Instead of or along with the croutons, I used various breads that I saved slices of and froze just for this occasion! Yummy. (more on this event at a later date)