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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Judy

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Turkey:
Large bird
Fresh poultry blend herbs
Melted butter
Salt

Dressing:
1 1/2 packages Pepperidge Farm herb stuffing
2 recipes cornbread (can use packaged mix, but I find it too sweet)
1 1/2 bunches of celery
2- 3 medium onions
2 large jars mushrooms
Fresh poultry blend herbs
8 hard boiled eggs
Chicken broth
Poultry seasoning
Salt
Pepper
Rosemary dry seasoning
Thyme dry seasoning
Sage dry seasoning
Turkey giblets that have been simmering
Oil
Turkey drippings

Gravy:
Giblets
6 hard boiled eggs
Large jar of mushrooms
Butter
Flour
Drippings

Directions:
Directions:
Turkey:
Rub salt over turkey and sprinkle inside cavity
Combine chopped herbs with melted butter and rub over the entire turkey.
Bake as directed on turkey packaging.
Simmer giblets that have been removed from turkey cavity


Dressing:
Bake cornbread and crumble. Combine with stuffing mix. Chop celery and onions. I use food processor - so much easier! Sauté in oil until soft and translucent. Add to stuffing mixture along with mushrooms, eggs, herbs, seasonings and chicken broth. You will have to taste as you add seasonings. There is no perfect measurement! Chop and add some of the giblets, but save most for gravy!!! Drain some drippings from the turkey and stir into mixture. You want it to be pretty moist, but not too sloppy wet. Bake at 350 and cook for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Gravy:
Melt butter and make roux with flour. Add chicken broth and water and cook until desired consistency. Time for remaining giblets, mushrooms and eggs and some turkey drippings. Continue cooking until you like the way it looks and tastes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I have been trying to perfect this since we lost mom. I remember the last holiday season we had her, she stood with me and told me what and how to do things. Little did we know but she knew she wouldn't be with us and was trying to teach me! It's taken many years (15!!) but I'm getting there! We all have fun throwing it together and tasting along the way! Great family times.

 

 

 

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