Gearing up

What do you have on tap for today?

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, so I know that many of us will be busy in the kitchen preparing for the big feast.

Today, I’ll be making my cornbread for cornbread dressing.

By the way, do you have dressing

or stuffing?

We have dressing as I think the whole idea of stuffing the bird with stuff when it’s raw just kind of grosses me out!  I would love to try out some new sort of dressing, but everyone in the family loves the kind I make, so I’d best do my experimenting on another day.

Here is the dressing I make…..I find it a little sweet and a bit plain for my taste, but it gets raves every year….it’s very traditional for this part of the country and is very similar to what my Mama at the Puppy Dogs used to make when I was little.

Growing up I was blessed with 2 sets of grandparents and 2 sets of great-grandparents. This was confusing to me when I was little and when my mom would say that we were “going to grandma’s” I would always ask which one. She might say we were going to grandma Stokes’. Then I would ask which one that was and she’d say, “the one with all the puppy dogs”…..and that’s how she became “Mama at the Puppy Dogs”.  I also had  great-grandparents who were known to me at “Guy-Guy and Grandma at The Dairy”

So, I guess what I’m saying is,  Thanksgiving is a time for tradition, but perhaps on another day I’ll try this dressing here: Cajun Corn Bread Stuffing

Also, I can’t have Thanksgiving without  cranberry jell-0 salad or Aunt Donna’s stuffed mushrooms….I could eat just those 2 things and be perfectly content!

The turkey and ham will go in the oven

  in the morning and I’ll get up early to set out the rolls to rise. Thanks Mrs. Rhodes!

I love to cook, but have had limited success as a baker using yeast….I either don’t get it warm enough to activate it or I get it too hot and kill it!  I’d really love to be a baker of breads,

but so far I haven’t had much luck with it.

Other family members are bringing all of the trimmings and side dishes and desserts….for this I am thankful!

I’ve also got an extra supply of these containers to send food home with people… much easier than having to wrap foil around a paper plate!

Since I have a little extra time today I might make some of these:

as seen here to tote the goodies home in.

Then maybe a bit of hooking!

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way,



One thought on “Gearing up

  1. Have a great Thanksgiving! We do “stuffing” – Growing up my Mom always made potato stuffing and Oyster stuffing – My husband loves bread stuffing so guess that's what I'll be making – your cornbread stuffing sounds yummy that would be something I would want to try! Enjoy your day!

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