Thanksgiving: Least Favorite Food, Favorite Dressing, and Leftover

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I thought this poll was funny that I saw about holiday food on AOL.

I narrowed it down to traditional Thanksgiving foods.

Least favorite Thanksgiving food in no particular order:
a. dry turkey
b. lumpy mashed potatoes
c. giblet gravy
d. stuffing with weird stuff in it
e. too-fancy cranberry sauce

I’m going to go with “d” with “c” running a close second!

Strange crunchy, unidentifiable items are what stress me most when I eat any casserole-like item. I must be able to identify all items in the dish and I do not want any surprises. Here’s the dressing I love, love, love:

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Sherra’s note: I use a two boxes of cornbreadJiffy

cornbread and add two to three tablespoons of sugar to dry mix, then follow box directions and bake. I then put

cooled cornbread in gallon ziploc bag and crumble. I make and bake this a day or two before Thanksgiving and then reheat on Thanksgiving Day. I omit the onion and used minced onion instead. And of course, I omit the celery – it’s green and crunchy!

4 cups crumbled cornbread
3 or 4 pieces bread or biscuit, crumbled
2 cans Swanson chicken broth (13-3/4 ounce)
1 large onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
3 eggs
1 cup butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine the cornbread and chicken broth; allow to soak. Add the onions, celery, and eggs, mixing thoroughly. Add the melted butter. Place the mixture in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350º oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Serves: 8

Recipe from: Shellmont Bed and Breakfast Inn, Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite Leftover:

Potato Cakes

My husband takes leftover mashed potatoes and makes Potato Cakes. Basically these are fried mashed potatoes. Oh what a surprise that we all like these.

There’s no official recipe.

Simply form the cold mashed potatoes into patties (about the size and thickness of a hamburger patty) and dredge in flour. Melt several tablespoons of margarine and put the potato cakes in the hot skillet. Cook on both sides until golden brown.


Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

What’s your least favorite Thanksgiving food? And what’s your favorite leftover?

Sherra Humphreys


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