2007: Recipes Just in Time

My favorite recipe for Thanksgiving is from Mona Faye herself. “Cranberry Salad” is just right — a nice blend of sweet, tangy, creamy, and nutty. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the turkey, I believe. So I want to share: 


And if you want to make some good ol’ fashion’ stuffing, Mona Faye remembers how her family made turkey stuffing way back when (from an earlier comment):

I remember Mama making Thanksgiving dressing to take out to Aunt Marie’s house (the old “home place”) where the whole family gathered each year.  She made it in a huge dishpan or the bottom of her big granite roaster.  First she crumbled up stale bread crumbs which she had been saving for weeks.  Sometimes she would add a batch of corn bread also.  I was allowed to put on my little apron and help with this chore.  She boiled the giblets separately and then cut them up finely.  To this broth she added a large onion and 1/2 a bunch of celery, cooking them until tender.  She added this mixture, salt and pepper, fresh sage to taste (lots), and 4 eggs. Tasting is crucial at this point, as is consistency.  Not too dry, but fairly moist. Add drippings from turkey or chicken boullion at this time, if necessary. This was cooked in the oven separately from the turkey, until brown on top.  Mmmm!  Can just taste and smell it now!  Happy Thanksgiving!

One Response to “2007: Recipes Just in Time”

  1. […] Ah, it’s that time of year when Mona Faye’s Kitchen is busier than ever. We’ve actually packed up our computer for a few days because there just wasn’t enough room for old-fashioned food and new-fangled falderall! We’ll be having the usual wild turkey (the real free range) and, of course, cranberry salad. […]