By far, my favorite part of thanksgiving: all the starch. Especially stuffing.

I made my dad's classic stuffing, although maybe it's technically "dressing," since I cooked it outside the turkey. I started by slicing and lightly toasting bread: sourdough, pumpernickel, and a marble rye.

Then I sauteed some Italian sausage with "baby bella" mushrooms and chopped onions in some butter.

I tossed the bread with rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper, then added the sausage mix and finally a couple eggs to coat it. Once it was in the baking dish, I basted some turkey drippings on top to moisten it. Delish.

Twice-baked potatoes made by Sophie; also delicious.

Annnnd butternut squash/creamed spinach au gratin, baked and topped with parmesan. (Also Sophie's creation.)

I have plenty of leftover bread, so I may have to make more stuffing in the near future.

Anyone else have a favorite carb-y side dish to share?


  1. Oooh, the squash looks awesome. Butternut squash + spinach = 2 of my favorite things! I want the recipe.


    I pretty much followed it except I put parmesan between each layer rather than just on top, and left out the nutmeg because I didn't have any and I don't really like nutmeg in savory things anyway. Also I think I used more onions and garlic than it said, but it still could have had more.

  3. Scalloped Potatoes are my favorite!


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