Sausage Stuffing – Cranberry/Pear Relish

Thanksgiving Kids Meal

I love Thanksgiving because nobody serves kid food at this meal.  There is simply no time or room in the oven for chicken nuggets.  The kids actually eat the simply prepared foods such as the turkey, corn and sweet potatoes.  You can have one meal for everyone!!!

Two of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes are 1) Sausage Stuffing and
2) Cranberry-Pear Relish.  I have wonderful memories of my mom teaching me how to clean and prepare the turkey and make the stuffing.  Now, I enjoy cooking and teaching my younger cousin how to prepare these special dishes.  Thanksgiving is not just about the food but the traditions and memories associated with the meal.  What Thanksgiving traditions will your children cherish?

Food prepared with love actually does taste better. I hope you enjoy these recipes and that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sausage Stuffing

  1. Take 1 lb of Italian sausage out of casing and fry in a heavy pan, chopping into bits.
  2. Chop and cook 1 onion and 1 bunch of celery in 1 stick of butter until veggies are soft (you can buy them chopped too).
  3. Add to cooked onion/celery:
  • 1 bag of bread cubes
  • 1 tsp of Poultry Seasoning
  •  ¼ cup of fresh parsley
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Cooked Sausage

4.  Gradually add about 2 cups of chicken broth and stir until moistened.

5.  Place in baking dish.  You can refrigerate for 1-2 days.  Heat on 350 for 30 minutes (add additional broth if needed).

Cranberry Pear Relish

1)  Bring 1 ½ cups of sugar and ½ cup of water to a boil for 5 minutes.

2)  Add the following:

  • 1 bag of cranberries (12 oz)
    2 peeled and diced pears (or canned)
    1 small can of mandarin oranges (optional)
    ½ TSP of allspice and ½ TSP of cinnamon

3)  Stir and continue cooking until thick like jam (about 15 minutes).  Press and “pop” all the cranberries.
4)  Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or days.

Don’t forget to prepare a timeline of tasks to be done to ensure that everything is HOT and ready to serve at the same time – the biggest challenge!


2 responses to “Sausage Stuffing – Cranberry/Pear Relish

  1. I would name your blog the dreamland! While Santa knocks at our door just once per year, you blog is open the whole year ¨C wow!

  2. Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year and those recipes sound delicious! I usually make my cranberry relish with fresh cranberries, mandarin oranges, and walnuts. So much better than anything out of a can!

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