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A simple blog about a Christian perspective on life, parenting, recipes and saving money. I do not claim to be an expert on anything, but I know the One Who is The Expert and look to Him for guidance in everyday life.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Art of Thankfulness

Many times we live our lives and perhaps, without intention, take for granted all of the wonderful benefits that are ours because of our Savior.  Today, let’s practice the art of thankfulness.  We have so many rich blessings in Christ, in Whom “we live and move and have our being”.  (Acts 17:28)  Thankfulness is not just for a special holiday.  Rather, it is a deep appreciation for the One Who gave His life for ours.  We need to practice it every day.  Let us  choose to be overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:7) each and every day. 

 Recipe of the Day

This recipe of mine was published in Taste of Home magazine.  

Turkey with Sausage-Corn Bread Stuffing

 Turkey with Sausage-Corn Bread Stuffing

Complement your bird with this savory stuffing from June Kathrein of Delta, Colorado. “I’ve made this recipe for many potlucks and church suppers, and everyone raves about it...even those who usually don’t like stuffing,” says June.
12 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + cooling Bake: 3-3/4 hours + standing


  • 2-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 pound bulk sage pork sausage
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)


    • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the
    • eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
    • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for
    • 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire
    • rack.
    • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink;
    • drain and set aside. In the same pan, saute the celery, onions,
    • mushrooms and red pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the broth,
    • seasonings and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
    • uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cut corn bread into
    • 1/2-in. cubes; fold into sausage mixture.
    • Just before baking, loosely stuff the turkey. Place remaining
    • stuffing in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; cover and
    • refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
    • Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string.
    • Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush with melted
    • butter.
    • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 hours or until a meat
    • thermometer reads 180° for the turkey and 165° for the
    • stuffing, basting occasionally with pan drippings (cover loosely
    • with foil if turkey browns too quickly).
    • Bake additional stuffing, covered, for 45-50 minutes or until a meat
    • thermometer reads 160°. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until
    • lightly browned. Cover turkey with foil and let stand for 20 minutes
    • before removing stuffing and carving. Yield: 12 servings (16 cups
    • stuffing).
  • Additional butter, melted

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