Whee, what a wonderful Thanksgiving we have had. My thanks go out to Emmy and Katie for their delicious Pumpkin Pie!! It was a big help to me to have them make the pies!! It was terrific to have all of our children and grandchildren here all around the dinning room table, we are Blessed and grateful.
I missed getting pictures of the dressing before it was served so I am just going to run through the "how to" of it in the event anyone wants to try this old but easy dish.
Here are the recipes for how our family has traditionally made two popular and old side dishes.
We have always made dressing as a side and not stuffed the turkey and we always make two dishes of dressing. The "with oyster" and the "without". Here are the ingredients:
1-1 1/2 pound loaf of day old bread or bread mixture of your choice
4 T. butter
1/4 C. olive oil
2 C. diced celery
2 C. diced onion
1 1/2 quart strong hot chicken or turkey broth
1 t. freshly ground black pepper
2 t. kosher salt
1 t. ground sage
1/2 pint (1 Cup) fresh shucked oysters)
Note: To be sure the broth is strong I have added bouillon cubes or soup base to fortify it if necessary.