Lily’s Turkey Terrifics
Peanut free, nut free
This is Lily’s favorite no-nut after-Thanksgiving lunch. Always remember to only eat what you know to be safe. We only eat what we make or what we are absolutely certain was prepared in a facility free from nuts.
The magic of Turkey Terrifics is the stuffing. It may seem a little detailed at first but enjoy the process. We promise it will be worth it.
INGREDIENTS FOR TURKEY TERRIFICS
- Great bread
- Leftover turkey
- Stuffing (recipe follows)
- Cranberry sauce (recipe follows)
INGREDIENTS FOR SAGE CORNBREAD
- 4 c. corn meal
- 4 c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 8 t. baking powder
- 4 eggs
- Milk (add to the thickness of porridge)
- 3 bunches sage, fresh/chopped/no stems
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAGE CORNBREAD
Mix dry ingredients first. Add eggs, milk, melted butter and sage to the consistency of thick porridge. Pour mixture into greased pan. Bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven until golden brown on top. You can make this a day or two ahead of time if you like.
INGREDIENTS FOR SIMPLE SAGE CORNBREAD STUFFING
- 2 bunches of celery
- 3 sweet onions
- 1 jar of sundried tomatoes, julienned
- 1 package of sweet Italian sausage/uncased
- 1 package of hot Italian sausage/uncased
- 1 package of Craisins
- Organic chicken stock
- Butter, 1 stick melted, plus a touch for veggies
- Salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIMPLE SAGE CORNBREAD STUFFING
Chop celery and onions fine and sweat in a pan on the stove on medium heat for about 15 minutes with a touch of butter. It should still have a little crunch. Sauté sausage and make sure there are no large lumps of meat. Cook completely. Chop the julienned sundried tomatoes fine. In a BIG bowl add the cornbread, celery, onions, sausage, sundried tomatoes and Craisins. OK, now for the fun part. Lily loves to do this. After washing hands, mix with your hands. Dig in! Add a stick of melted butter and some chicken stock until the whole mixture seems sticky but not too wet. Taste. Add salt and pepper if you like. Fill a baking dish and bake at 375 degrees uncovered for 20 minutes. Set aside for sandwich making.
INGREDIENTS FOR CRANBERRY SAUCE
- Bag of fresh cranberries
- 2 c. water or OJ
- 2 c. sugar (I know, sounds like a lot of sugar, but you may even need to add a little more to temper the tartness.)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CRANBERRY SAUCE
Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer until desired thickness, usually about 45 minutes. Chill before making sandwiches.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TURKEY TERRIFIC ASSEMBLY
Find the most amazing bread you can and slice (we use tortillas, too). On one side, spread a layer of mayo, a layer of cranberry sauce, turkey and then a generous helping of stuffing. Top it off with the other slice of bread. Cut in half. Enjoy.
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