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Stuffing

Basic Bread Stuffing

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 loaves of stale bread, bread should be left out to dry around 3 days before making the stuffing.
  • 4 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 15oz can of chicken broth
  • 2 tsp of rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp of poultry seasoning
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

    PREPARATION

  • In a large bowl filled with warm water soak the stale bread, squeeze dry and place in a large bowl.
  • In a large saucepan saute the onions and celery in the butter until tender.
  • Add the poultry seasoning and sage and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add more sage if needed.
  • Add 1 can of chicken broth to the bread.
  • Pour in the celery and onion mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Place the stuffing in a large casserole dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

    Italian Stuffing

    INGREDIENTS

  • 4 loaves of stale bread, bread should be left out to dry around 3 days before making the stuffing.
  • 4 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tsp of poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp of rubbed sage
  • 1/2 pound of ground pork
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef
  • 2 pieces of Italian sausage, casing removed and broken into pieces
  • 1 15oz can chicken broth
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

    PREPARATION

  • In a large bowl filled with warm water soak the stale bread, squeeze dry and place in a large bowl.
  • In a large saucepan sauté the onions and celery in the butter until tender.
  • Add the poultry seasoning and sage and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add more sage if needed.
  • Remove the onions and celery mixture and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan sauté the pork, beef and sausage.
  • Drain and let cool.
  • Add the chicken broth to the stuffing, mix well.
  • Add the celery, onions and meat mixture, mix well.
  • Stir in beaten eggs.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Place the stuffing in a large casserole dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

    Side Dishes

    Cauliflower with Pancetta

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup of pancetta, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 bunch of long green onions
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 Tbls of butter
  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

    PREPARATION

  • In a large frying pan sauté the pancetta until slightly crisp.
  • Add the garlic for 2 minutes and remove.
  • Add the onions for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the water and butter, red pepper and salt.
  • Cover and cook until cauliflower is tender stirring on occasion.
  • Plate the cauliflower and drizzle with olive oil.

    Italian Style String Beans

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of string beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 clove of garlic, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbls of olive oil
  • 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper

    PREPARATION

  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook the string beans until tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a small pan sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil for around 3 minutes until tender.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Toss the tomato and onion mixture with the sting beans.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

    Candied Sweet Potatoes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 28oz can of candied yams
  • 2 Tbls of butter
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

    PREPARATION

  • Slice the yams into small pieces and place in a casserole dish.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter, sugar, syrup and the remaining juice from the yams until sugar has melted.
  • Pour the mixture over the yams.
  • Bake the yams covered in aluminum foil for 30 minutes.

    More Great Side Dish Recipes

  • Braciole

  • Meatballs

  • Sweet Peas

  • Sautéed Baby Carrots

  • Sautéed Spinach

  • Brussels Sprouts



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