Sunday, December 13, 2009

Post-Thanksgiving Potluck

Our table of abundance.

Cheesecake brought by our friends from Bristol Farms.

Cookies I made for our friends to take home after the party.

Last night we had our friends over for a Post-Thanksgiving Potluck. It was a great night of food, drinks and games. We had everything you could possibly want to eat, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rice, kahlua pork, cranberry sauce, stuffing, cheesecake, cookies, pomegranate fizzes and beer for the boys.
I made my favorite stuffing recipe.

1 box cornbread stuffing cubes (I don't use the seasoning packet)
2 apples, preferably granny smith, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized cubes
1 medium yellow onion diced
1 package of breakfast chicken sausage from Trader Joes (remove casing)
1/4 C unsalted butter
4 C low-sodium chicken stock
1 t celery seed
salt & pepper to taste
3/4 C toasted pecan pieces (optional)

Brown the sausage, depending on how much fat is rendered you may need to add a little EVOO to the pan before you add the onions and apples. Once sausage is brown, add onions and apples. Cook until soft. Melt butter in pan, then add chicken stock, celery seed, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil, add cornbread cubes and remove from heat. Once stock is absorbed into cornbread cubes, fluff with fork and add pecans. Mix until well combined.

The recipe was a hit, but the star of the night was the kahlua pork brought by our friends. So much yummy food to enjoy and definitely enough food for days of leftovers. Which means I'll have a nice break from the kitchen to get some Christmas chores done.


  1. I love kahlua pork! All of that food looks so good!

  2. I love the cookie take home bag :) Such a great touch.

    I stumbled across your blog. I am now a follower!

  3. Yum, everything sounds delicious! What a great idea for a party :)