Our Homemade "Blessing Dressing" Recipe...
Thanksgiving Blessing Dressing
From Pine Creek Style
1 cup of butter, melted
3 cups chicken broth/stock
1 pkg of leek soup, dry (I use Knorrs brand)
Blend together in a stock pan over low heat to simmer,
Season to taste with salt & garlic pepper
**1 cube of butter sliced into tablespoons for preparing ingredients
Toast 3/4 cup of chopped Pecans in **1 tablespoon of butter,
Over medium heat in a small fry pan, watch closely, cool
& set aside.
2-3 stalks of celery, diced & sliced fine
1 large onion, diced fine
Sauté in a fry pan together with **1 tablespoon of butter,
Season lightly with garlic pepper , add to the stock and simmer
**3 large eggs, set aside till later...
1 can of water chestnuts, drained & diced fine, *optional
2 cans do water packed artichoke hearts, drained, leaves
removed, diced fine
Set aside to add later
Turn off simmering stock pot, let cool while you assemble
dry dressing mix....
In a large mixing bowl :
4 cups of prepared sour dough bread mix
4 cups of prepared cornbread mix
Add toasted pecans, artichoke & water chestnuts
Blend well together..
**Next ; The raw eggs (cracked blended/ scrambled together and uncooked...)
And the cooled cooked stock.... Blend everything together well
Place dressing in a greased baking dish. Dot the top of the dressing with **remaining butter..Place in a preheated oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes covered with foil...
Cook for another 30 minutes, either covered Or uncovered according to your preference...
***Optional ingredients: If you want a sweeter dressing, replace the artichokes and water chestnuts with a peeled and diced large apple & some dried, chopped cranberries.
Happy Thanksgiving with Blessings & Style...