Happy Turkey day!
My Nanny feels that it is important for my sister and I to at least know how to make her dressing for Thanksgiving, if not the whole meal. And let’s be honest, we are NO Martha Stewarts, but I have been known to rival Rachael Ray. Sarah, though? She is completely hopeless. Tuesday was Thanksgiving 101 from Nanny. Now, Nanny is an old school, country cook, so, THIS. IS. NOT. DIET FOOD.
And here is my attempt at a Ree Drummond-type post. God have mercy on my soul. I may lose some followers after this post, but, please, give me another chance!!
First things, first for my Nanny, is to put on your wig.
I’m not kidding.
Nanny had already made the two pans of cornbread also.
The meat. I should probably put the disclaimer in here, that I am a slight vegetarian and DO NOT deal with raw poultry well, at all. Eggs? Sure! Ground white turkey? Bring it on! Chicken on the bone? I will vomit in my hands.
I wanted as far away from this as possible. I cannot describe to you how disgusted I was at this product. John said I would never make it on Survivor, and he is right!
You will want to save some of the meat for the giblet gravy. (Vomiting some more)
Sarah, crumbling the cornbread. Nanny also says to do some loaf bread in there and she even threw in some biscuits she made for us. Nanny had also already boiled and peels 7 eggs and you just crumble those up with the cornbread.
Finally! Something I am completely at home with! Chopping onion and celery. Me and fresh veggies are BFF. This was right before Nanny informed me that my hair “looked like a cow had sucked on it” She is sweet like that. She would never want us to be self conscious in any way.
I debated on telling you this. But I am all about full disclosure and have total blonde moments. But, if you can’t love me for me and all of my hair-brainedness, then it’s probably for the best. I totes thought( but since, I would NEVER boil a hen anyway, how was I to know?) that a hen and turkey were the same thing. Hello? It’s poultry! Anyway, I understand if you leave me.
- Boil fat hen until tender( approx. 3 hours.) Don’t forget the celery and onion to keep the stench away! Keep the broth!
- Crumble two pans of cornbread and about 1/4 of loaf bread.
- pick the meat off the bones and save some meat for the gravy.
- Boil and peel 7 eggs and crumble with bread crumbs.
- Chop 2 cups each of celery and onion and boil until tender or translucent. Add to mixture.
- Add 2 cans cream of chicken soup.
- Add approx. 6 tablespoons poultry seasoning and half a bottle of poultry seasoning.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the broth to the mixture until the right consistency.
- Bake in the oven at 350 for 1 hour.