View Full Version : "Dressing" Up Thanksgiving

11-05-2008, 08:07 AM
Over the years I've come to realize there are as many different recipes for dressing
as their are cooks in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day!


How do you make your dressing?
Was the recipe handed down from someone?

I make mine with several loaves of day old bread, Bell's Seasoning,S&P, celery, onion
& broth I make from boiling the giblets and neck with celery leaves.

I make it the way my Mom taught me, except that she always ground up the giblets to mix in the stuffing.

11-05-2008, 08:42 AM
Oh gosh I can't think --- I'm laughing to hard at that cute turkey! ROFLMAO

Penster (pjwlee)
11-05-2008, 11:30 AM
Love the turkey, recipes are my own perfected over 34 years and jello recipe is from MIL.

11-05-2008, 01:59 PM
This is Paula Deen's off the food network and I was suprised at how close it was to my mothers. About the only difference is my mother's has the chopped up gibblets and a can of cream of mushroom soup in it and diced up boiled eggs also.

7 slices oven-dried white bread
1 sleeve saltine crackers
2 cups celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
8 tablespoons butter
7 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sage (optional)
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (optional)
5 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, dried white bread slices, and saltines, and mix together and set aside.

In a large skillet, saute the chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour sauteed mixture over cornbread mixture. Add the stock, mix well, taste, and add salt, pepper to taste, sage, and poultry seasoning, and mix well. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Reserve 2 heaping tablespoons of this mixture for the giblet gravy. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake until dressing is done, about 45 minutes. Serve with turkey as a side dish.


1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

11-05-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm the dressing and gravy maker in the family....They all want to know what I put in the dressing, I won't say, but they all eat it! LOL

Trick with the gravy, cornstarch in with the flour to thicken.....