Our family tradition is the dressing my mother used to make, using her mother's recipe. It has been twenty-six years since mom brought her dressing to a Thanksgiving feast. I have been carrying on with the tradition since she passed.
Today, I want to share our families traditional Thanksgiving Dressing.
The remaining bread heals and buns that have been left in the freezer after summer activities, becomes the basis of our dressing.
I let the breads dry out for a week or so.
Now the fun part begins. I add enough chicken broth to get the bread mushy.
I then saute celery in a stick of butter
When the celery is softened, I add diced onion to the pan.
When the onions are translucent, I add this to the soften bread
Then I add about a pound of raw hamburger, and a pound of raw ground pork.
Plop a couple of raw eggs into the mixture!
Next comes the seasonings; salt, pepper and sage. I love lots of sage. Some years I actually grow my own, just for the dressing.
Mix it well, and put it in the oven. Stirring often is a must, with a whole stick of butter in the mixture, the edges tend to brown quickly.
I have my dish to pass ready to bring for Thanksgiving at our daughters~~~
Do you have special family recipes or traditions on Thanksgiving?
I wish you and those you love a wonderful day of sharing traditions and making some new ones. Praying for those who are no longer with you, and welcoming the new members into the family.
And that's the way it is.............................