Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have much to be thankful for this year as I'm sure we all do and isn't it wonderful to have a special day set aside to be with our family and friends to ponder our blessings and enjoy each others company.

I have a few things to share with you....

First are two of my very favorite recipes.

Squaw Corn

(this is one my grandmother always made and while I wouldn't eat it as a kid it's now my favorite as an adult)

2 cans cream-style corn
1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, diced
1 cup saltine crackers, crushed
8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
Mix together all ingredients in order given.
Place in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour


This next one is my favorite stuffing recipe and the best one I've found. It comes from an online friend Amy Main. I make this every year. It’s also good as a main dish with hamburger or sausage added to it and the best part is it goes in the crockpot and frees up oven space.

Amy Main's Best Ever Moistest Ever Dressing

Oh you will love this one and it is done in the crockpot ....

1 cup butter
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
1/4 cup parsley sprigs, chopped
2-4 oz cans sliced mushrooms, drained
12-13 cups slightly dry bread cubes
1 t. poultry seasoning
1/2 t. salt and pepper
1 1/2 t. sage (I use less maybe about 3/4 t)
2-2 1/2 cups chicken broth (I use the boullion to make this)
2 eggs, beaten

Melt butter in skillet and saute onion, celery, parsley and mushrooms. Pour over bread cubes in a very large mixing bowl. Add all other seasonings (and hamburger if using) and toss well. Pour enough broth to moisten; add beaten eggs and mix well. Pack lightly into crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 45 minutes; reduce to low for 4-8 hours.

This comes out wonderful every time--I have made it up the night or day before and just refrigerated it. So simple and nothing "goofy" in it.


For some fun Thanksgiving printables check out Seneca Pond Crafts In the upper left hand corner type in Thanksgiving in the search bar and 2 pages of printables will come up. A couple of them are free and the purchased ones are priced just right.


I thought I'd share a few pieces of Thanksgiving clip art and antique greeting cards. Feel free to save them to your computer and use them as you'd like. They would make pretty place cards for your table or to use in your decorations if needed.



Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Cathy,I sure have missed you girl. I have been lurking over at P&R and keeping up with your progress. I am so glad everything turned out well for you dear.
And I am so glad you posted the dressing recipe because I was getting ready to email you and ask for it.
I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving Day.

Peddlin'Treasures said...

Hey Kathy.. So glad you back in the swing now. Glad everything worked out for you. Have a wonderful Thanskgiving!