I know it is July, not November. I know it is going to be over 100 degrees today and it is not Thanksgiving, but I am making a pan of cornbread dressing today. I know crazy, right? Wrong! It is Sunday and I think it is worthy of a some chicken & dressing. Yesterday, for some reason I got this hankerin' for some good old southern style, cornbread dressing. (Ya'll I'm an Okie living in Texas - I can say hankerin' if I want!) I am making dressing, not stuffing. I am fixin' to start sauteing some celery & onions and this house is going to smell soooo gooood in little while. Yes, I am fixin' to...again that's the way I talk. If it works on TV for Paula Deen, it works for me in real life! :D
In honor of my cornbread dressing Sunday, I wanted to share a FREEBIE from the maker of my family's favorite cornbread mix - JIFFY.
Chicken or turkey stock -- 2 cups or 2 cans chicken broth
Salt and pepper -- to taste
Eggs, beaten -- 2-3 each
3 cups bread crumbs (or 1 bag Herb Stuffing Mix and delete the poultry seasoning and/or sage)
1 can cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
Make a double batch of Jiffy Mix Cornbread. When the cornbread has cooled , crumbled in large pan or bowl. Then add bread crumbs to cornbread.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat the butter or oil in a skillet. Saute the onions & celery until the onions are translucent ~ not browned.
Add the following ingredients to the sauteed celery & onions: broth/stock and soups. Heat & stir until well blended. Add salt, pepper, & poultry seasoning. Turn off heat. Beat eggs in he milk and slowly add to the soup mixture; stirring to prevent the eggs from scrambling.
Pour the soup mixture over the cornbread and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly, until the dry ingredients are moistened. The stuffing should now be moist but not soggy. If it seems too dry, stir in a little more stock. If it is too wet, add more breadcrumbs.
Pour out the stuffing into a large, buttered baking dish and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the stuffing is cooked through and browned on the top. ****You can turn this into a one dish meal by added cooked, diced chicken for a Chicken & Dressing Casserole.
I blogged before about my K-Mart shopping experience and have admitted that I have only shopped there a handful of times in the last 10 years or so, BUT I did sign-up for their Rewards 'Card' and get savings emails from K-Mart. One thing that I DO like about K-Mart, online, is their Sample Center. Check out their link to current SAMPLES. I like Samples and like Freebies and I like coupons!
It's Saturday morning and I'm getting out & about before the thermometer hits 100 degrees+.....that's just too hot! Before I go I wanted to point out 3 samples you might want to snag on this Satureday morning.