I know I am. Love me some turkey. And tomorrow is turkey & dumplings – ambrosia in gravy. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I’m so proud of myself. For the first time I made my grandmother’s stuffing/dressing. It’s a giblet dressing and fantastic. I personally would’ve preferred to stuff the turkey – but alas, in every marriage there must be compromise. Anyway, it is awesome – but maybe not for everyone. It’s sweet & very unusual.
Grandma’s (Dorothy Jones) Stuffing:
Box of milk crackers* (around 12 oz.)
Raw turkey giblets (all the stuff in that bag)
onion small to medium small size
*Milk crackers are very difficult to find, but they can be found. I ended up mail ordering mine from Famous Foods.
Now Grandma did this with a crank grinder, but a food processor was my BFF.
All the crackers, process them to fine crumbs.
Process the giblets, stop short of turning them into a paste.
Process the onion finely.
And the celery too. Now the celery – I use approximately one third of a bunch. Use the pieces that are leafy, you know the not pretty ones you cut up for the veggie tray. Only trim off the bottoms and toss those, process the stalk & leaves finely.
Mix all these ingredients up in a large bowl. You want to barely see the onion, you should have to hunt for it. The celery should be easily seen but sprinkled throughout. You should notice the green, but the mixture should not look green. (Can you tell we don’t really have a recipe for this?)
Poultry seasoning (I measured this! go me!) about 1-1/2 teaspoons. Mix it in with the water. How much water… as much as you need. It should be wet. Add until about as flowy as brownie batter. Maybe a touch less. Bake at 350 covered for as long as the turkey takes. Remove the foil for about the last half hour of cooking.
Trying to think of what else I’ve been up to. My Christmas shopping is just about done, little stocking stuffer toys & candy are pretty much all I have left to buy. And a gift card for my SIL. I adore online shopping. I am faintly ashamed of how much mass produced stuff I’ve bought this year, last year I do so well with a largely hand made Christmas. But boys & big boys all want video games and electronics.
Haven’t been stitching as much as I should, but I have done a little.
Ok, this one is embarrassing. 9 stitches of progress on Caribbean. Moving on!
There was progress made on Shakespeare’s Fairies. It may not be obvious but much was accomplished in the back stitching on the staff & the surrounding beads. Fabric is PTP Phantom.
Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!