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Everyday-Vegetables, Vol 2-2012
November 12, 2012

Time For Thanksgiving

I love this time of year when the kids are back in school and things begin to slow down. The year is starting to wind down and the holiday season is approaching. We give thanks for our blessings and wish our families well as we head into a new year.

I have been cutting back the plants in the garden and gathering in my herbs. The kitchen is hanging with drying herbs.

Rosemary, Sage and Oregano are some of my favorites.

Sage is a great herb for winter teas that help keep coughs and colds at bay.

My mother made oyster stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner and we all looked forward to it every year. Sage and oysters make this stuffing special.

Now I make Oyster stuffing and keep the tradition using my home grown sage. I have adjusted the recipe to use prepared stuffing. It makes a quick job of getting that turkey ready but does not compromise on flavor.

I give it to you in the Recipe of the Month Enjoy!

Oyster Stuffing

    1 14 oz package of seasoned cornbread stuffing
    1 teaspoon dried sage rubbed between your palms to crush.
    1 cup chopped celery
    ½ cup minced onions
    1 bottle of fresh oysters or canned.
    2 cups chicken broth
    5 tablespoons butter melted.

1. Open jars or cans of oysters and drain liquid into a measuring cup. Add chicken broth to measuring cup with oyster juice to equal 2 cups. Set aside. Cut oysters into ½ -3/4 inch pieces.

2. In a large sauce pan melt 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté onions and celery until soft and transparent. Add oysters and cook until heated or just cooked through.

3. Add stuffing mix and melted butter to sauce pan with celery and onion. Add chicken broth to stuffing mix and stir. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir again and stuff turkey. (will stuff a 16 to 20 pound turkey)

To bake outside of turkey, place stuffing into an oven proof dish and cover. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 45 Minutes.

Happy eating this Holiday Season!

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Enjoy and Happy Gardening!

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