A Very Vintage Holiday Countdown


6 weeks 'til Thanksgiving
Another favorite side dish of mine is stuffing or "dressing".  You can never go wrong when the base of what you are cooking is made from cornbread.

Southern Cornbread Dressing via Southern Living

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 3 cups white cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 large eggs, divided
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 3 cups soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 medium onions, diced (2 cups)
  • 1 large bunch celery, diced (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh sage*
  • 6 (10 1/2-ounce) cans condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1 tablespoon pepper


















Directions
Place 1/2 cup butter in a 13- x 9-inch pan; heat in oven at 425° for 4 minutes.
Combine cornmeal and next 5 ingredients; whisk in 3 eggs and buttermilk.
Pour hot butter into batter, stirring until blended. Pour batter into pan.
Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Crumble cornbread into a large bowl; stir in breadcrumbs, and set aside.
Melt remaining 1/2 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions and celery, and saute until tender. Stir in sage, and saute 1 more minute.
Stir vegetables, remaining 4 eggs, chicken broth, and pepper into cornbread mixture; pour evenly into 1 lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish and 1 lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.




13 weeks 'til Christmas


Vintage Hudson Bay Blanket
Who doesn't love receiving a new, warm blanket for Christmas?  Some of my favorite things to cuddle up with, when it is cold outside, is a blanket.  Great vintage finds are quilts, Hudson Bay Blankets, or even creating your own quilt from old tshirts that hold great memories!

Stay Sweet,
Kem

1 comment:

  1. I love having lots of blankets around so I'd be okay with a new blanket for Christmas!

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