Friday, November 23, 2007

my grandmother's recipe for dressing

Mompriest asked for the recipe. Here goes!
The name is "Country Cornbread Dressing w/ Sausage," according to my mother, who was careful to get the recipe from her mother-in-law and very thoughtfully wrote this out for me and Beautiful Blue Eyes Laughing years before she died.

2 cups diced celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup melted butter
1 pan (8-9 inch) cornbread, cooked and crumbled
2 cups bread crumbs
1 pound sausage, fried, drained, and crumbled
1 regular can chicken broth
3/4 cup water
2 beaten eggs

Saute the celery and onions until tender.

In large bowl combine celery mixture, corn bread, bread crumbs, and sausage. Mix well.

Add broth, butter, eggs, and water. Toss until thoroughly moist.

Use 13x9 baking dish. Bake 30 or 40 minutes at 350.
Makes about 3 quarts. For a 12-16 pound turkey.

Note: Yesterday I used only 1 cup of bread crumbs and more butter. Much better.

2 comments:

Jan said...

I'm not sure if I'd like the sausage in the dressing, but then I don't like sausage too much anyway. Thanks for the recipe though. I liked the way you adapted it.

I just went to HEB to buy another bag of stuffing mix, and I had to wait 20 minutes for a clerk to find it in the back supply room. On coming to work this morning, they must have immediately moved the huge stand of Pepperidge Farm stuffing bags into the back. Only me, who made 1/2 the stuffing I usually do, has to get more to make more the day AFTER Thanksgiving! Son BJ wants MORE!!

mompriest said...

Oh, thank you! I can't wait to try it....