Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Twist

Made a quick pre Thanksgiving meal a few days ago.
I can't believe that Thanksgiving is a week away! 
I literally can't get enough of this food for the holidays.
Because it's all so delish!

Just so you know I'm from the South and generally call stuffing, dressing.
But since its not all congealed together. It has to be called stuffing.

Sausage, Mushroom & Wild Rice Stuffing

butter and olive oil, as needed
1 small onion, diced
1 T. garlic, minced
1 box mushroom, sliced
Worcestershire sauce, as desired
1 t. rosemary
3/4 loaf of French bread
1 lb. sausage
1 box wild rice
1 T. powdered sage
salt, pepper, garlic powder

Melt butter and oil in large skillet. Add onion and garlic and brown lightly.
Don't burn. Add mushrooms and brown as well. Add Worcestershire sauce. And cook on low.
Add rosemary.

Cut French bread in cubes. Drizzle with oil.
Place under broiler until lightly brown and toasted.
Cook wild rice according to boxed directions.
Cook sausage until crumbled. Add sage after draining grease off.
Add all separate components and place in baking dish.
Season to taste. Place pads of butter on top and bake until melted and hot.

Cranberry Sauce

12 oz. bag of cranberries
1 cup of water
2 cups of sugar

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer and cook exactly ten minutes.
{The cranberries should burst and the liquid should get slightly thick and should turn frothy pink.}
Place in desired serving dish and cool completely on the counter until room temperature.
Chill in fridge until ready for serving.
I made the night before so it could chill thoroughly.

What are your plans for this yummy holiday?
Enjoy ladies.
{PS} I am in the market for a new hair straightner..
Something ceremic. What do y'all use or think is a good one to purchase?
I'm not very beauty savvy so I need y'alls help! Thanks babes.


  1. I've been living with my husband for over two years now, but this will be our first "married Thanksgiving" as a family. I'm so excited to prepare the entire meal, including using my mother's famous green bean recipe!
    Fizz and Frosting

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  3. Ohhh my gosh, I LOVE homemade cranberry sauce. It's awful, though, because my boyfriend only likes the can-shaped jelly kind (needless to say, we have 2 cranberry sauces each Thanksgiving haha). That stuffing dish looks GREAT too, I loooove wild rice.

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Everything looks delicious! :) We are heading to Vegas to spend Thanksgiving with family. :)

  5. Yum, these look delicious! Dressing is always my favorite part of Thanksgiving meal! That or the pie :)

  6. I'm so making the cranberry sauce this year. Thanks for the recipe :)

    I have used a Chi hair straightener since I was in high school I used the same one from 2003-2012. About a month ago I had to replace it with a new 1" Chi because we got a dog and the puppy knocked it off the bathroom counter and one of the plates broke :( I've dropped it multiple times and nothing happened until that time. Look on during the holidays they have crazy good specials on Chi's I bought my sisters some last year.

  7. Hi Morgan, that looks delicious! I'm an Army spouse as well. Gotta support milspouses :) I'm following your blog now and would love to have you follow my blog back. When you do, please leave a comment so I'd know you stopped by.

    Hoooaaaahhhh to us!


  8. That stuffing looks heavenly! Can't wait for my food coma!

  9. Amazing post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!


  10. Mmm. (: This looks delicious!

    Found you from the weekend blog walk.

    Love your military lovin'! Can't wait to read more of your story (:

    -Alynne Leigh

  11. yum!! thanks for the recipes. I have never made cranberry sauce....
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    happy weekend.

  12. Your stuffing or "dressing" looks tasty, but quite different than what my Dad makes :)

  13. I really wish you would come cook for me:) Everything always looks so good!

  14. Hi, I am a new follower from Thumping Thursday Blog Hop! I have never made my own cranberry sauce but would love to try sometime! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a great Thanksgiving!


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