Wednesday, 10 October 2012
THE BAKING BLUENOSER'S 100TH POST! (Sage and Onion Stuffing)
Our first Thanksgiving Dinner was a success!!
I know the long weekend is supposed to be relaxing and rejuvenating but mine was pretty hectic and busy for the most part. I spent the better part of the weekend baking, cleaning, and generally preparing the house for our big Thanksgiving feast. Friday night I made a cheesecake, Saturday I made pie, and Sunday we started cooking food at 8:30am and kept cooking straight through until about 5pm.
I was in charge of desserts and stuffing this year, and the boyfriend was taking care of the bird. I don't quite trust myself enough to cook a big turkey just yet, and he was eager to do it. I must say, he did a pretty fantastic job with it! The meat was well cooked and moist and all the gravy ad veggies were full of flavor.
Now I know what you're thinking: "This post is about stuffing, but there are no pictures of stuffing anywhere!"
Sadly, in the rush of plating all the food and getting it on the table, I didn't get a chance to snap any good photos of it. The only picture where you can kind of see it is in the photo below, and even that is blurry. I apologize, and I hope you will just take my word for it that the stuffing was delicious! I always look forward to leftovers, but people loved the stuffing so much that there was none left over. I had even DOUBLED the recipe and there was still none left. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed..
Our Thanksgiving dinner was a great success and even though we couldn't be home with our families it was lovely to spend the evening with friends. I hope all my fellow Canadians had a lovely Thanksgiving as well, and were able to sufficiently enjoy their holiday weekends!
**NOTE** Before I end this post I just want to make note that this is my 100TH POST!! I can't believe we have hit 100 already! I just want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of me and my cooking throughout this journey so far. You motivate me to continue writing, and I hope I can continue to bring you delicious recipes. Here's to 100 posts and hopefully to lots more in the future!
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Sage and Onion Stuffing
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes Bake Time: 20 mins/pound of turkey Yields 10 servings
2 cups scallions, finely chopped
1 cup butter
1/4 cup sherry
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup sage, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsps poultry seasoning
10 slices bread, cubed
1) Preheat oven to 425 F.
2) in a saucepan over medium-high heat, saute scallions in butter until they are tender.
3) Stir in sherry, parsley, sage, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Mix until completely combined.
4) In a large bowl, pour butter mixture over bread crumbs and toss to combine.
5) Spoon the stuffing mixture loosely into the clean turkey cavity, and tie the legs with string to keep shut. Place the turkey breast side up in the roasting pan. Season with your choice of spices/seasonings and cover with foil.
6) Place in oven, lower temperature to 350 F, and cook for 20 minutes per pound. Be sure to baste the turkey every 30 minutes. Remove the foil for the last hour to brown the bird.
7) When the turkey is done, let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Remove the stuffing and serve hot.
(Recipe adapted from Comda: Recipes 2012)