the holiday's can be a stressful time for everyone, especially when others are concerned about "what to make". so, for the next week i plan on posting simple recipe ideas for you to use or share with family and friends.
i hope each of these recipes will make things a little less stressful for you and yours.
my first recipe i would like to share is from my late grandfather.
we call it grandpa Earl's stuffing.
it is so rich and flavorful that your family will want the recipe to have as their own.
grandpa earl’s stuffing
2 tbsp olive oil
½ yellow onion – chopped
½ tube gimme lean – sausage style (or you can use mushrooms)
2 celery ribs - chopped
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp poultry seasoning
½ bag herb seasoned croutons
2-3 cups no-chicken broth (or you can use veggie or just water)
3 tbsp earth balance
salt and pepper to taste
heat your oven to 375 degrees.
in a medium pot, heat your broth or water with the celery until the celery is soft.
add your olive oil and onions to a medium skillet. once the onions are transparent, add your gimme lean sausage, small pieces at a time, the rosemary and the thyme. cook until slightly browned.
remove from heat and set aside.
in a large mixing bowl add your croutons and poultry seasoning. slowly add your broth/water and mix until the croutons have softened quite a bit. (you may not need to use all of your broth/water)you can now add your sausage and onions and fold together well.
pour into a casserole dish, top with the earth balance 1 tbsp at a time.
pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is a crispy brown.
serve with a delicious homemade gravy.