Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

So its the most wonderful time of the year and I am pumped!  I plan to eat my heart out the next couple of days!  Tonight the fh and I are having "our Christmas dinner."  We are doing one last seperate Christmas with our respective families so tonight we are celebrating togther; we've done this the last couple of years and I really cherish it!  Menu: Cornish hens, cornbread dressing, scalloped potatoes (homemade not from a box) and sauteed spinach.  I am so pumped!  I put the recipe for the dressing below, and I will put up pictures and the other recipes after the holiday.

I am headed to my parents tomorrow so I will be eating every piece of deliciousness my Mom can make!  I am really hoping for a roasted pork loin because she does those so beautifully and maybe some monkey bread on Christmas morning, but we'll see what happen.  What are you looking forward to over the next couple of days?  Does your family have any traditional dishes that are always around at Christmas?
Sincerly Loving Food,

Cornbread Dressing
4 large cornbread muffins (I use store bought, but if you want to make them, more power to you!)
1 small onion, diced
2 tbl bacon grease (can substitute olive oil, but its Christmas, so why would you?)
1/4 C fresh, chopped sage
1 egg
1/4 C Chicken Stock
2 tbl Heavy Cream

Preheat oven to 350.  Crumble the cornbread into a medium mixing bowl.  Heat the bacon grease in a skillet over medium heat and once hot add the onion.  Cook until the onion is soft about 7 minutes.  Meanwhile mix the egg, stock and heavy cream together.  Throw the cooked onion and all the renderings in the bowl with the cornbread, along with the sage and stock mixture.  Give it a good stir, sometimes this is enough moisture and sometimes you have to add a little more stock and/or cream (which ever you like or have more of) until it all sort of sticks together.  Put mixture into a buttered casserole dish, spread out evenly and bake for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Some tips - It's better if you let the muffins sit out a day or two so they are sort of stale and absorb the moisture and its best with gravy on top!

1 comment:

  1. monkey bread-omg haven't had that in years. maybe i will make it next week when I am off and back home. Enjoy your night with FH and have fun with the fam!