Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dressing Any Time of the Year

I absolutely love dressing, but it seems I only make it during the holidays.  I chose to change that and make it quite a few times throughout the year.  I save all of the heels, deformed pieces and stragglers from a loaf of bread in a Ziploc bag in my freezer.  This way when I feel the need for dressing, I can whip up a batch.  My basic stuffing recipe always includes sausage or bacon, some sort of fruit and something green.  Today's on hand items were sausage, apples and brussel sprouts.  To start toast all of the bread in the oven.  I toast about 12 slices at 250 degrees until toasted.

Next brown the sausage removing all but about 1 tablespoon of grease.

 Add two chopped apples, 4 chopped brussel sprouts, one small chopped onion and 4 cloves of chopped garlic to the sausage.  Saute over medium heat until all items are softened.  

Chop all the toast into small squares.

Mix two cups milk and one egg together.

After the sausage mix has cooled add it to the egg and milk.  Add one teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon dried parsley and mix until combined.

Put the mixture in a square dish and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  The dressing will come out moist and delicious.  The perfect companion for a side of chicken or pork. 

If you enjoy your stuffing a little drier cut back on the amount of milk added.

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