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January 22, 2004

Mini Thanksgiving

Tonight I made a mini Thanksgiving dinner, complete with Khi's favorite "Pumpin" Pie. A few years ago we ordered one of those Ronco Showtime Rotisseries It is the first and perhaps only thing I've ever ordered from T.V. that really is as good as it looks on the infomercial. I rubbed the bird with Tony's It's the only Cajun spice worth having. Sometimes I make Sausage Pecan Dressing, but tonight made other side dishes instead. Here's the recipe if you're interested

Sausage Pecan Dressing

1 cup celery chopped
1 cup onion chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
1 stick butter
8 cups cornbread crumbled
5 cups toasted white bread broken
5 cups chicken broth
1 pound ground pork sausage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 eggs slightly beaten
1 to 1 1/2 cups broken pecans

Cook celery, onion, and bell pepper in butter until tender. Cover breads with heated broth and veggies, mixing well. Brown sausage. Add to bread, along with seasonings, eggs, and pecans. Toss lightly and bake uncovered in a 9 x 13 pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

A fair substitute for busy days can be made with packaged stuffing mix and sausage. Just put the pecans in after it sits covered.

Since we had a mini Thanksgiving, I guess I need to say what I'm thankful for! At this particular moment I am most thankful for my wonderfully compassionate 15 year old. How many can say that about a 15 year old son? At 2:00 this morning when I couldn't sleep due to raging PMS, he rooted around in the pantry and found a hidden chocolate bar, left over from Christmas, and gave it to me! He'll be a terrific husband one day! Here's a picture of him goofing around. He rarely lets me take his picture, so a proper smile was out of the question.

Posted by Angi at January 22, 2004 10:28 PM


Isn't it nice when they act like humans? The recipe looks like a keeper!

Posted by: Carolyn at January 23, 2004 10:18 AM

Oh my gosh! You only had one chocolate bar in the house. Wow, you must be good. And join the club on the PMS ;)
Your son sounds wonderful. All boys should be trained at an early age how to deal with PMS.

Posted by: annie at January 23, 2004 10:59 AM

What a wonderful young man you have for a son. I'm so thrilled with all this new technology to be able to see the Jonathan for the first time in almost seven years! This personal website is terrific! Letting us know what's going on in your family if such special fun.
Cuzn' Karen

Posted by: karen at January 26, 2004 08:18 AM