Are you familiar with the Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”? I think Andy Williams made it popular years back… I love Christmas, but I think I would consider this time of year, the most wonderful time of the year!
It’s the season ” to be thankful for what we have“…before the next season begins and the feeling focuses on “what we think we need to have” begins…
Beings as it is Thanksgiving this week, I’d like to share one of my favorite ways to use up some of those leftovers! You know those little dabs that never seem to get used up…
This breakfast dish calls for turkey, stuffing, craisins (dried cranberries) and gravy. If I don’t have any leftover stuffing or gravy, I just substitute a boxed stuffing or gravy mix (prepared according to the directions on the packaging). I wrote “cold stuffing” in the directions because if you are making fresh stuffing and it is still hot when you mix it in with the eggs, you will be left with a gooey mess. Please use cooled stuffing for best results.
I call this a breakfast dish because it contains eggs, but I often serve it for dinner as well…Oh, and I apologize for the name! It’s was my attempt at humor trying to incorporate chicken (the eggs) and turkey!!…haha…
Into a large mixing bowl put:
1 t thyme
1/2 t dried rubbed sage
1/8 t salt
1/2 T Dijon mustard
Beat well and then add:
3 c cold crumbled stuffing
2 c diced turkey
1/3 c craisins (dried cranberries)
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
Gently toss and pour into a greased 13×9 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle over the top:
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Meanwhile prepare or heat until hot:
1 cup of turkey gravy
After the dish has baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven and pour the hot gravy over the top and spread evenly. Sprinkle over the top:
approximately 1/2 can of french fried onions
Return to oven and continue baking for 10 more minutes. Serve immediately.
I am thankful for all of you that have taken the time to look at my blog these past months. It has been fun sharing my favorite recipe creations with you and my hope is that they will become your favorites too.
May you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!