Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving. Rosie Makes A Dressing.

Mr. Hawthorne has to have a dressing/stuffing for Thanksgiving. Has to. Threatened with the very real possibility that he was going to pull out a box of Stove Top Stuffing, I told him to back off, get the hell out of the kitchen, and I'd make my own stuffing.
I started out with a few chestnuts, cut an "X" in the end, and roasted for about 20 minutes.
I let Mr. Hawthorne back in the kitchen long enough to peel the chestnuts.
I put in about 1/2 pound ground sausage, cooked until done, breaking it apart with my spatula.
Then I added in the chopped roasted chestnuts and some chopped water chestnuts I had in the fridge.
Heat through.
I chopped one onion and one stalk of celery and added that, stirring. Don't overcook. You want the celery and onion crispy. Or at least I do.
Freshly ground salt and pepper.
A bit of the pan drippings went in.
I toasted some bread pieces I'd pulled from a multi grain boule and added them at the end.
Voila! Dressing.

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