Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sugie's Dressing...

From my grandmother, Sugie...

3 Corn Kits cornbread packets, mix per recipe and bake
3 slices of white bread, toasted
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3 raw eggs
1/2 stick butter
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper
Poultry seasoning
1 1/2-2 tsp. baking powder
Shredded chicken
Chicken broth

Melt butter in a pan.  Add 3/4 of the green onions to the pan to soften.  Crumble cornbread in a big bowl and tear toasted white bread into small pieces.  To the cornbread mixture add, shredded chicken, cream of mushroom soup, eggs, flour & baking powder.  Mix well.  Also add chicken broth until it is the right consistency. (I used nearly all of a box of broth)  Mix well.  Add salt, pepper and poultry seasoning to taste.

Bake at 350 degrees until set...maybe 30-45 minutes.  Keep an eye on don't want it to get dry.

For Gravy...
Boil 2 eggs and chop.  Add to this 1 can cream of mushroom soup,about 1/2-3/4 cup raw dressing mix, the rest of the green onions and some chicken broth.  Salt, pepper and a little poultry seasoning if desired.  Simmer until dressing mix in gravy is done, stirring often.

Cornflake Wreaths

From my sweet grandmother, Sugie...

This is one of my favorite memories from childhood.  My Sugie has made Cornflake Wreaths with us as long as I can remember.  She has even taken time each year to make them with my boys.  This year in mid-November she broke her hip which meant it was my job to make the Cornflake Wreaths.  At Thanksgiving the boys and I made them and they kept saying "that's not how Sugie does it!"  Cute!

1 stick of butter
1 package of small marshmallows
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 bottle green food coloring
5 cups of Corn Flakes
Red Hots for decoration

Melt stick of butter in a pot on medium heat.  While butter is melting put cornflakes in a big bowl that has been buttered and butter a big spoon.  Add marshmallows to melted butter and NEVER STOP STIRRING.  They will melt in a few minutes but keep stirring a few minutes more so they will "cook" longer.  If you don't let them "cook" longer your mixture will be VERY sticky and hard to work with.  Add your vanilla and food coloring and stir again.  Once the coloring is all stirred in pour the marshmallow mixture in the big bowl with the cornflakes and mix until all the cornflakes are coated with green.  Using your big spoon put scoops of the mixture on wax paper.  Then go back using buttered hands and form the wreaths.  Use the red hots for decoration to look like holly. 

Makes about 9 good sized wreaths.  We always make a double batch. :)