Post Stuffington Frittata

Enough with the bland turkey and stuffing. Add a little spice to post-Thanksgiving weekend brunch. Prepare ahead the following so when guests arrive it’s just a jiffy: Slice then quarter 2-3 chorizo or andouille sausages. Core slice and chop a yellow pepper. Quarter 6-8 crimini mushrooms. Slice and chop a sweet onion. In a large…

Cornbread Celery Apple Stuffing

When not hosting Thanksgiving, bring stuffings. This is my fave. Make 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Cornbread stuffing as directed. Separately, in a large skillet, in a little olive oil, brown one sweet onion, coarsely chopped. Add 2 cups peeled, cored, chopped tart green apples, 2 cups thickly sliced celery stalks. Brown. Add ground black pepper,…

Baked Turnip Casserole

Perfect side with Osso Buco, Braised Oxtails or even the traditional Thanksgiving Day turkey. Smooth. Nutty. Delicious. Chop a large peeled turnip into small chunks and cover with water in a saucepan. Cover and boil until chunks are tender. Drain. Let cool to room temperature. In a bowl, hand mash with a 1/4 stick butter…

Braised Oxtails (Short Ribs)

Turkey is pretty boring. So make this rich late autumn feast instead. Serves 6. 6 + lbs. short ribs cut 1/2″ thick and of like sizes. This recipe takes a whole bottle of red wine, so a French Beaujolais works well. It’s not too expensive, but good enough to be the main ingredient. The meat…

Stuffington Post Turkey

The best turkey isn’t stuffed at all. With stuffing. And. A smaller bird is best. So. If you have many guests, maybe make two. Buy a fresh free-range 10-12 pounder. Remove the neck, heart, liver, gizzards. Rinse them in warm water and place them on a paper towel in a baking pan large enough for the turkey. Rinse the…

Sausage Mushroom Stuffing

Make Pepperidge Farm Bread Stuffing as directed. 2-3 bags. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add one large sweet onion, coarsely chopped. Add a bunch of scallions, thickly sliced. Sauté until translucent. Add crumbled Italian sausage meat, taken out of casings. 3 sweet, 3 spicy. Brown. Add 4 cups Crimini…

Cornbread Celery Apple Stuffing

My favorite. Make 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Cornbread stuffing as directed. Separately, in a large skillet, in a little olive oil, brown one sweet onion, coarsely chopped. Add 2 cups peeled, cored, chopped tart green apples. Brown. Add 2 cups thickly sliced celery stalks. Brown. Add ground black pepper, garlic powder to taste. Lightly blend into…