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Friday, November 20, 2009

Mom's Cornbread Dressing

I just remembered that NEXT Thursday is Thanksgiving. Where oh where has this year gone?

If you are like me you are already planning out your menu and trips to the grocery store.

Yesterday I said this post was going to be 'spiritual' but seeing that the greatest day of feasting is on the brink of commencing, I thought I would change today's My Fav Friday to help a few sista friends out.

EVERYBODY loves good ole Southern Homemade Cornbread Dressing on Thanksgiving, but most of us are unaware of how to actually go about making it.  So, I wanted to give you my mom's recipe (Because her's is the best I ev-ah had!  Martha Stewart move o-va!)

First make your cornbread.

2 cups self-rising corn meal mix
1 egg, beaten
1 1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup oil or melted shortening

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Grease 9" oven proof skillet or 9" square pan; place in oven to heat.  In large bowl, combine all ingredients, mix well.  Pour into hot greased pan.  Bake at 450 for 20 to 25 minutes. 

Dressing Recipe:

1 recipe cornbread (above), crumbled (approximately 6 cups)
3 eggs, boiled and chopped
1 1/2 cup celery, diced
1 1/2 cups onion, diced
1 1/2 tbsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp sage
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
6 to 7 cups turkey or chicken stock

Cook celery and onion in some of the canned chicken stock until tender, approximately 20 minutes, set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, mix cornbread, eggs, and the cooked celery and onion mixture.  Add the seasoning and mix well.  Add stock one cup at time until you get a juicy consistency.  Place in a 13X9X2 baking pan and bake for approximately 30-45 minutes, until nice and brown.

I do hope you will try this.  Ya know, it does not even have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy it. (I am 'thankful' for that!)

I would love for you to share with us your fav dish for this special Holiday!  Click comment and type away. 

Sistas helping Sistas, "It's a good thing."

Hope ya'll have a great Friday!! 

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