Thursday, November 11, 2010

Old-fashioned giblet dressing

turkey giblets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup butter
8 cups dry bread crumbs (about 14 slices of bread)
1 teaspoon seasoned salt or celery salt
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper

PreparationIn saucepan, combine giblets (not the liver) and enough water to cover and salt. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours, until tender. Add liver; cover and simmer for 25 minutes longer. Cool giblets and broth slightly. Remove and chop giblets; set aside and reserve 1 cup of the broth.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium low heat; cook onion and celery until tender; combine with bread crumbs,  chopped giblets, seasoned salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Add reserved broth, tossing lightly to moisten. Spoon into a buttered 2-quart baking dish. Cover tightly and bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes. May also be cooked the bird - stuffs a 10 to 12 pound turkey.  I stuffed my bird, it seems the stuffing tastes so much better, I really clean the cavity good, and put lots of salt in the cavity too, then rinse again then stuff.
Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

2 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash salt


1 cup coarsely crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted


In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.


Mari said...

I am a dressing fan so I LOVE the giblet dressing recipe you have shared.I now have a new recipe to add to my collection.

Have a blessed day :)

Sharon said...

I love dressing and I will have to try this recipe it sounds so good.
My hubs will like the sweet potato recipe.
Have a great Thursday

Christy@WickedHappy said...

oh dear. nothing says Thanksgiving Dinner like dressing. Your recipe looks divine. Seriously, my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing. :)

Theresa said...

YUMMY recipes! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Hello Sweet Friend~~
Oh these recipes all look wonderful.
I am so glad to see you back at it!

Have a cozy and warm evening. We are getting really cold now. Winter is here!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My---that brought back memories... My mother used to make giblet gravy on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bet your dressing is YUMMY.... The Sweet Potato recipe sounds great also. THANKS!!!

Kateri said...

I'm making pecan pie for thanksgiving--I think I will add chocolate to the recipe like you did!