Wednesday, November 27, 2013
My sister and I have been dieting (www.loseit.com) since late September and I have lost 18.6 pounds and two jeans sizes. But I am going to EAT BIG tomorrow. In anticipation, I am making my stuffing or dressing today. No turkey this year, just a small pork roast, and hopefully yummy gravy to slather over mashed potatoes and the dressing.
Here's my recipe this year. It changes incrementally every year.
A 14 oz bag of Pepperidge Farm Cornbread stuffing
2 large cloves of garlic minced and added to
1 c each chopped celery and onion, sautéed in a tiny bit of bacon drippings and olive oil until tender.
2 small apples chopped
1 pound cooked Jimmy Dean's Hot pork sausage, crumbled
and this year, 1/2 cup of hot and sweet jalapenos, chopped, from a jar.
2 cups of chicken broth and one stick of butter, melted in the broth.
Mix it all together and place in a large casserole dish.
Bake uncovered at 350 til browned. Reheat tomorrow and again and again in days to come.
I am also going to roast a bunch of vegetables, such as parsnips, broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers, red and sweet potatoes. All will be enhanced before baking with olive oil, salt and pepper. Yum.
We got snow last night and flakes are still falling today. Just a bit. The roads are fine however, but we are staying home and hopefully finishing Dave's room, at least enough for him to move in tomorrow.
Yay!! Pictures of the big reveal to follow.
I am feeling very thankful this year. In particular to YOU, my readers, who have given me so much encouragement and loyalty and enthusiasm. I love being able to make you knits and quilts and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for filling my life with purpose. YAY YOU!
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