Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cornbread Stuffing

My husband loves stuffing. All the years I've made it and it turned out too mushy, too dry, or just not very tasty, he always raved about it.  Yeah, that's why I love him. He'll eat anything and rave about how good it is.  That's because he can cook very few things. Once he made John's burritos; a hot dog in a flour tortilla with cheese. Yeah, he's not known for his fetching menus. But he does a pretty good buttermilk waffle!
Mrs. Cubbison's Seasoned Cornbread Stuffing...YUMMY! 

Over the years I've loved this Mrs. Cubbison's Cornbread Stuffing Mix. It is mild flavored enough that I can doctor it up how I like it. But it has that cornbread taste which I love. I am the Weekday Chef. That means I'm no gourmet. I don't have time to be. So shortcuts are always on the agenda. And this shortcut is easy and delicious.  So here is my stuffing recipe. It's always good.

I use a Honeycrisp apple, sweet Vidalia onion (if you can find one) 
My Thanksgiving Dinner Table....super cute! 

Do all the chopping first....

Then melt your butter and add the apple juice
Thanksgiving kitchen decor on my kitchen island....

Then dump your veggies into the brothy liquid....

Lastly add your Mrs. Cubbison's Cornbread Stuffing need to season! It's already done! 

Stuffing Ingredients
1 1/2 cubes of REAL BUTTER (yeah, this isn't a diet recipe folks)
1 sweet onion diced finely
1/2 a Macintosh or Honeycrisp apple, diced finely
3 stalks celery or 3/4 cup finely diced celery
1 carrot grated (optional)
2 cups of apple juice
3 bags (1 1/2 boxes) Mrs. Cubbison's Cornbread Stuffing mix.
A shake of Lawry's Seasoning Salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup additional liquid (water).
Cute Kitchen Thanksgiving Decor....

If it seems too dry add 1/3 to 1/2 cup water to the mixture... I like mine fluffy but not dry. 
Thanksgiving Decorations in the front entryway....

My cute little pilgrims....

I follow the directions pretty much on the label. I cut up all my veggies. Then I melt the butter and add the apple juice liquid. Then I add the veggies. Then when it's hot I take it off the heat and add the cornbread mix. It may need a bit more moisture so you could add 1/3rd cup water to it while mixing. It should be all moist.  Then I put it in a casserole dish and cover it with foil.  Bake it 45 minutes to 55 minutes covered.

It's easy and always turns out a crowd pleaser. And it's even better the next day as leftovers! That's the best part of having company over for dinner; you get all the leftovers! Yup! Happy Turkey Day!

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