Two posts in one week?! Well it is the week of eating so, we wanted to bring you as many tasty recipes as possible to get ready for the big day.
So technically this is dressing and not stuffing because my future father in law will probably be stuffing the bird with aromatics but let’s be real, whatever you call this dish is just semantics. IT’S FREAKING TASTY, is all that matters. This dish reminds me of my mom (& uncle). Mom and I both adore when there is sausage in stuffing or dressing. We are also big fans of cornbread, so this is a family favorite. My uncle typically made his stuffing with white bread but one year to mix it up he did cornbread and it was epic. So in reverence to my late uncle and his impeccable cooking skills I am going to attempt to replicate his yummy side for my future in laws.
1 lb. sausage (I did it with chorizo to give it a spicy flair)
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp. of fresh sage
1 tbsp. of fresh rosemary
½ tbsp. of fresh thyme
2 cloves smashed/minced garlic
2 cups or 3-4 celery stalks, diced
1 stick butter
2 cups of chicken or turkey broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
S&P to taste
1 family size pan of cornbread (So think like 2 jiffy boxes worth, made in advance & don’t use the sweet/honey cornbread)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crumble the cornbread into a large bowl and set aside while you brown the meat. Drain the fat before adding sausage to cornbread bowl. Sauté the onions, celery, garlic, and butter until semi-translucent. In another bowl whisk together the broth, cream of chicken soup, herbs, and s&p. Pour into cornbread, sausage, and veggie mixture and stir together gently.
Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray or grease with butter and spoon mixture into pan. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes or until browned & heated through.
Now, I’m not even remotely from the South, but every time I hear the word “cornbread” I feel like I have to say it with a southern accent, accentuating the “oooor”. Weird. I know. But you’re probably sitting there saying it, aren’t you? Not even in your head? Fine. But no matter how you say it, this cornbread is out of this world. And the blueberries in this cornbread have amazing color after baking. Perfect for a ladies brunch. Big hats and all.
I’ve always been a huge fan of cornbread, but too anxious to make it. I thought it was a lot harder than it was. But if it was hard, do you think we’d have it on our blog? Come on now…
1 cup sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup yellow cornmeal (if you’re worried about having a ton of cornmeal left over, just remember, you can use it when making muffins, bread, pasta, etc. to create a nonstick surface)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups blueberries
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the sugar, butter, eggs, and cornmeal. In a separate bowl, mix together the powdery items – flour, baking powder, and salt. Take 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/2 cup of milk and pour it in to the batter. Fully mix together before repeating. (Flour, milk, mix. Flour, milk, mix. Reeeemiixx! Just kidding.) When you’re done mixing, fold in the blueberries. Grease a 15×10 pan with high sides, (or, I used two 7×7 pans) and pour in the gritty mixture. Bake for 50 minutes or until a fork comes out clean (just like cake!).