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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.

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Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

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

Sherra Humphreys
http://sherralifelesson.com/

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