Sausage Stuffing and Some Thanksgiving Tips from Mrs. Cubbison’s

What’s your favorite holiday?  Did you know that in a recent “Thanksgiving Across America” survey, researchers at Mrs. Cubbison’s Kitchen found that most people say Christmas is their favorite holiday, followed by Thanksgiving?  I wouldn’t have guessed Thanksgiving was number two, but what do I know?  Participants also said that this year they will be giving thanks for “family, followed by “health”, “God” and “friends”.  There are all kinds of fun survey results to look at on their site!

Mrs. Cubbison’s also has an amazing Thanksgiving Tips page.  It has everything from recipes and ideas to tips on how to cook the ultimate turkey.  There are also printable coupons (which are always fantastic!) and you can enter the Mrs. Cubbison $1500 Thanksgiving Shopping Spree Giveaway.  That’s $1500!!!  Yes, please!
In the US, Thanksgiving is a huge holiday for some families. I’m not a huge Thanksgiving person. I’m not totally sure why. Maybe because growing up I didn’t really like “Thanksgiving food”.  I liked turkey and mashed potatoes (if I could cover them in ranch dressing) but that was about it.
When I was in Graduate School a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to try her famous Pork Sausage Dressing.  I said no thanks, that I didn’t like stuffing and she looked at me like I sprouted a second head.  “How could you not like stuffing?” she asked me.  I didn’t even know the answer to that one.  I just never liked it.  But somehow she convinced me to try hers and I was completely shocked at how good it was.  
I’m going to digress for a minute.  Is it stuffing or dressing?  I mean, really?  Are they the same?  Like pop and soda?
Ever since Graduate School and my friend’s totally tasty stuffing, I’m a little more adventurous in my Thanksgiving food trying.  I even like gravy now =o)  But her stuffing has always been the best I’ve had.  I used Mrs’ Cubbison’s Classic Dressing.

It is wonderful!  From the sponsor “Do more than cook, Create with Mrs. Cubbison’s Stuffing, Croutons and Toppings. Made from fresh breads, seasoned just right, Mrs. Cubbison’s stuffings and dressings have been trusted by home cooks for over 60 years as the perfect choice for the most important meals of the year.”You can find Mrs. Cubbison’s on Facebook and on YouTube.

Pork Sausage Stuffing
* 1 box Mrs. Cubbison’s Classic Dressing (seasoned)
* 1 1/2 lbs. pork sausage
* 1 cup diced onion (I used a sweet onion)
* 1 cup chopped celery
* 2 cups chicken broth
Cook the sausage while you are dicing the onion and celery.  

When the sausage is almost done, add the celery and onion and cook until they are soft.

Mix Mrs. Cubbison’s Classic Dressing with the sausage and veggie mixture.  Don’t judge on this one, but make sure you add the grease as well.  You can go ahead and drain the grease if this freaks you out.
Add the chicken broth and gently stir to mix everything together.  Scoop into a casserole dish.
Doesn’t it look delicious!
Cover and cook in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Uncover and cook another 15 minutes until top is browned and delicious looking.
What will you be cooking for Thanksgiving?  Will it include stuffing? 

Cover this in gravy and I’m eating this for breakfast too!

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  1. oh the best memories for me of the holidays are my mom’s sage stuffing, oh just the thought of it makes me happy.

  2. Stuffing is cooked inside the turkey, dressing is cooked outside the turkey… 🙂

  3. I have used Mrs. Cubbison’s many, many times(YUM!), and just looking at yours is making my mouth water:) I am starting to put Thanksgiving into the #1 spot as far as holidays because it is less stressful and less expensive and now that I’m an adult I like more than the rolls, applesauce and pumpkin pie:)
    It is fun seeing the munchkins get so excited for Christmas though:)

  4. I was going to say what Deb posted 🙂 And I think Thanksgiving is a favorite for so many b/c there’s no pressure of presents or Easter egg baskets/hunts…just eating and being with loved ones. PS…your stuffing looks great! Or dressing, I guess…LOL.

  5. Yummy!

  6. Great tips and stuffing Erin. We better get ready it is coming soon. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Wonderful tips. Definitely need them, since it’s my first Thanksgiving ever 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there this week too 🙂

  8. My mom always used to make two kinds of filling a wet filling in the turkey and a dry filling which she made and fried in the frying pan in butter. I like the frying pan style. Tho we love filling I make it alot of other days other then the holidays and this one would be a good one to try also. Thanks for the recipe and pictures