Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday's Thanksgiving Question



Oh my!
Who can believe that Thanksgiving is one week from today??
Raise your hand so I can count those who are with me, not believing!

It's a fact!
One week from today is Thanksgiving.

Today I would like to know what is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Will you be serving it this year?

Mine is stuffing!

On November 22, 2013 I said this in a blog post:
(See it here)

 "We have an "adopted" daughter, Heather. She came into our lives as a 15 year old girl who was living in a local girls home. We took her under our wing and helped to finish raise her. She completed high school, went to college, became a nurse, got married and had 4 children. They live close by. We don't see them as often as I would like but we still claim her as one of ours.

    When Heather married Marvin in 2000 she hadn't been around a kitchen much in her life. Marvin came from a farm family and has a mother who is a wonderful cook. The first few times Heather had Thanksgiving Marvin would tell her...."You need to call my mom and find out her stuffing recipe. It is the best". Haven't a lot of us wives heard that before?

     So Heather finally contacted her mother-in-law and asked for the stuffing recipe that Marvin so coveted. And we haven't stopped laughing since. Because this is what she told her...."Go the the store and buy several boxes of Stove Top Stuffing and follow the directions on the box!!" She said that is how she has made stuffing all of Marvin's life. I have been known to cheat and make it that way as well. I just add my own onions and celery a bit of chicken broth and stuff it right into the bird. No one needs to know the difference. And, as you can see, they usually don't."

I use Stove Top Stuffing and doctor it up with onions, celery, and lots of Chicken broth!!

What is your favorite dish??

Share the recipe if you like.



30 comments:

  1. Candied sweet potatoes, and likely not this year

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    1. Yum, yes to the sweet potatoes! What not this year?? Not going to have Thanksgiving??

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  2. HA! Great story! My favorite is not the dinner part but the before dinner snacks ... ham and green onion roll ups. Take packaged sliced ham and pat it dry with paper towels, spread a layer of cream cheese and place a green onion or slice of pickle on it and roll. A crowd favorite!

    MY QUESTION: Why do we wait until the holidays to make our favorite things????

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    1. That is a good question, Susan. I have made those roll-ups. My family loves them with a dill pickle. I'll have to try the green onion!

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  3. I, too, love stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving Paula.

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  4. I am getting a break this Thanksgiving as my oldest daughter will do most of the hard work. I will bring freshly harvested Brussels sprouts from my garden sautéed with bacon and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. If I ever deviate from the onion and celery stuffing, the kids pitch a fit.

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    1. Brussels spouts sound amazing. Have a wonderful time with your family!

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  5. I love stuffing the best. From my grandma's recipe, before StoveTop.

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    1. Yep, I loved my mom's too. But Stove Top is a good alternative!

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  6. Mashed potatoes and gravy! I like potatoes any way I can get them. My Grandmother made her stuffing with giblets, apples and raisins...but no one but me likes it that way. Yes one week away, I only have to make Pumpkin Bread and a salad:)

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    1. I'm making the entire meals. But there will only be 4 of us this year!

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  7. I'm happy to know you and that you actually admitted to using stovetop stuffing! Too funny. I laugh because, my sons also love stove-top stuffing. I always loved my moms dressing, but they didn't. So I doctered it up, the same as you. They love it. As long as they keep coming, Mom will use the "special family recipe." and no one has to know.

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  8. How cute with the story of Heather and the stuffing. Honestly, that is how we do stuffing here. My mom made it from "scratch" but not me :)

    I love sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows but we rarely have it because no one else likes them, LOL. Also olives. We would only have olives once a year when I was growing up, always on Thanksgiving!

    Can't believe it is a week away!

    betty

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  9. I'm happy to know you and that you actually admitted to using stovetop stuffing! Too funny. I laugh because, my sons also love stove-top stuffing. I always loved my moms dressing, but they didn't. So I doctered it up, the same as you. They love it. As long as they keep coming, Mom will use the "special family recipe." and no one has to know.

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  10. I'm not a big fan of stuffing. Even though my mother has her own recipe. (Not Stove Top.)

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    1. Many people do not love stuffing. But at our house, we do!! Even Stove Top!

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  11. Now I'm growing hungry!
    That's an adorable story about Heather's MIL! Back in the day, everyone raved about my MIL's dressing, so naturally my taste buds were all agog to try it. Unfortunately, no-one mentioned her secret ingredient was raw oysters. Shudder!

    My favorite part of the meal is pumpkin pie. Since Tom doesn't care for it, I'll usually buy a single slice at the bakery. Seriously ... if it's in the house I'd probably consume the whole pie in a day.

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    1. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie. We are having Cheesecake for dessert. We are always too full for desert anyway. I love oysters too! My mom used to put them in her dressing. Yummily delicious!!

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  12. Hi Paula - there's nothing like a home-cooked Thanksgiving or for me Christmas dinner ... I love proper stuffing - made with the choices of the year - quite often chestnuts mixed in, but definitely onion, breadcrumbs, herbs ... so so good .. but how funny - well that's great Marvin was happy! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I'll bet chestnuts in the dressing would be good!! Have a great weekend Hilary!

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  13. Well I always use shop bought stuffing and no one ever complains. Of course Thanksgiving is not a thing here in the UK but in honour of my American DIL I'm thinking of doing a mini Thanksgiving style of meal next Thursday.

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    1. Good luck with your Thanksgiving for your American DIL. She will appreciate it!!

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  14. My husband and I are not very traditional, but in our few Thanksgivings State-side, we always opted for a hash-brown casserole instead of mashed potatoes. (I'm too lazy to do all the work of mashers.)
    That's the best.

    Here? We are going to a Thanksgiving dinner held by one of the private schools, so I'll not be serving anything. But since that dinner's on Friday, I plan to grab a roasted sweet potato from a street vendor on the way home Thursday!

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    1. Oh that hash brown casserole is a favorite of ours too! We call it "heart attack casserole"

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  15. I'm having Thanksgiving dinner at my oldest sons house, along with my youngest son. My daughter in law is making the food this year. They are vegan, and I haven't asked what we'll be having, but everything I've eaten that she's made has been really good so I'm not worried.

    My favorite is the turkey. I love turkey and sometimes make it a few times a year. I also love making turkey sandwiches with it for a few days after. Next though would be the stuffing, and I too would rather have Stove Top. It just tastes so good.

    I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Vicki and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I love the turkey too. And I look forward to Cranky Turkey Sandwiches on Friday!!

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