Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Carbs-Giving



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?

3 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  2. http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2006/11/butternut-squash-and-creamed-spinach-gratin

    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.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Scalloped Potatoes are my favorite!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...