Friday, December 3, 2010

12 Days of Christmas.... The Grinch and Apple and Sausage Stuffing...

I am not ready for Christmas... I have shopping to do, cleaning, baking, wrapping.. But before I can do all that.. I have to write 2 papers, and finalize my skyscraper design!! Oy!! I will get it done! I always do.. but for some reason I like to procrastinate and complain a little bit before actually getting it all done...

I am in the Christmas spirit though.. which makes it very difficult for me to focus on my school work!! I rather be decorating a tree, making cookies.. or watching the grinch!!



Apple and Sausage Stuffing
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(Adapted from Martha Stewart)

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter (plus some for buttering pan)
2 medium onions, (chopped)
2 stalks celery, (chopped)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 large Gala apples, (chopped)
1 1/2 bag of Pepperidge farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing bread cubes
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh sage
1 lb cooked sausage
1/2 bag chopped pecans (or 1 bag pecans, and no walnuts)
1/2 bag chopped walnuts
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 box of Progresso chicken broth


Directions

Butter an 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add your chopped onions and celery and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Next add the apples and cook until they have softened.

In a large bowl (I used the insert to my 6 qt. crock pot) add your breadcrumbs, chopped sage, apple/celery/onion mixture, cooked sausage, nuts, and 3 large eggs - mix thoroughly.

Pour 3/4 of the broth into saucepan (same one used for apples and onions) and bring to a boil. Add half the broth to stuffing mixture and toss to combine. Continue adding broth and tossing just until stuffing is moistened but not wet. (I did not use all of the broth)

Spoon stuffing into prepared baking dish; cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate. When turkey is removed from oven, place covered baking dish in oven, and bake until warmed through, 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden, about 20 minutes more.


Everyone really liked this recipe!! Even the fellow, who doesn't like stuffing.. loved it!!  I was very happy with it and look forward to make it again!!

Happy Holidays and Eating's!!
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5 comments:

  1. I'm grateful we still have a few weeks to get ready for the holiday...although something tells me I won't be ready then either.

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  2. I am SO NOT ready for Christmas. I barely registered that Thanksgiving happened. The Grinch is definitely a reminder!

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  3. Good luck with getting everything done...I know the feeling! Apple and sausage what a great combo, will have to try it out :)

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  4. The Grinch is always a favorite...I will be ready for Christmas on or just before Christmas eve!
    Love the pecans in your stuffing :)

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  5. Yeah, Christmas popped up from nowhere for me, too! We got our tree up and decorated today and it still seems too early for Christmas. And we LOVE the Grinch!

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