What do you do with a drunken sailor? (Every time I start a sentence with “What do you do”, my mind goes to that song that our sweet Little Caleb use to walk around singing and we have no idea where he learned it, obviously not at Sunday School). I mean, what do you do with left over turkey or chicken and stuffing? There, back on tract! Well not being in the mood to cook last night, I kept walking into the pantry seeing if anything stood out to me! First of all you have to understand that to me Thanksgiving is all about the dressing! Yes I love and am grateful for family and friends, but truth be told, it’s the dressing that keeps me up at night just thinking about how good it will taste loaded with gravy, sitting beside a huge mound of mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce and green beans! That my sweet friends is, What makes Thanksgiving (besides all the family dynamics and who doesn’t want to sit by who and who doesn’t eat anything other than the salad and meat and who won’t speak to a cousin because they are rooting for the other ball team!) So to make this marvelous day of our own version of Christmas Vacation Dinner even better, my cornbread stuffing turned out…..awful!!! Ate maybe 5 bites of it and threw the rest out.
To drown my sorrow I ate pecan and pumpkin pie for dinner! Yep that was my dinner! I couldn’t even begin to think about having leftovers without dressing! Randy even turned on a Hallmark movie for me hoping to cheer me up! With two huge pieces of pie piled high with whipped cream, I was actually able to get through the night without going to the kitchen and attempting to make another batch of dressing! Back to Last night! Seeing a box of Stove Top (I keep it on hand for stuffing zucchini and mushrooms) Dressing I pulled it off the shelf and figured that I could add some shredded chicken to it and serve it with some gravy and maybe that would “fix” my craving for stuffing! When I looked at the back over it had a recipe that sounded very good so I ended up substituting the shredding chicken for the crab the recipe called for! They were delicious! I did add some sage and poultry seasoning to the mixture but besides that I followed the recipe and will make it again. Great way to use left over turkey or chicken!
Lesson learned: always have a box of Stove Top in kitchen, just in case….!