Are you a stuffing or dressing person? Are you a cornbread or bread dressing person? We are cornbread people here. Well I am here to tell you I have another option for all my die hard cornbread dressing friends. Trust me it is AMAZING!
An apple a day…
The old saying goes “an apple a day will keep the Dr away”. This delicious side may not keep the Dr away but it will make you feel VERY good. If you would have asked me a month ago if I would put apple in my dressing I would have said NO WAY, but it has changed.
Our sweet friend Andrea said she wanted to make the dressing for our Early Pot Luck Thanksgiving Dinner. Everything I have ever had of hers has been amazing, so I knew her version of this traditional side would be as well. She did not disappoint and actually surprised all of us a little.
Now I have to tell you when I first heard there was apple in the dressing and it was not cornbread based I was a little nervous…this was all new to me. As I was setting everything out for the buffet I got a little taste and a huge smile came across my face…it was so, so good. Want to know a little secret? I may have put some aside just to be sure I had some leftover, you know for my leftover turkey sandwich (but don’t tell anyone).
And there was sausage too!
Not only were there apples in the dressing but there was sausage as well. Now I am a huge fan of sausage in dressing, but when you pair it with the apples it is taken to another level!! Andrea used sage sausage which worked perfectly with all the other flavors, but if you want to use just regular pork sausage you can.
She also browned the sausage in butter to begin with (you know how much I love my butter) and then in the same skillet cooked the veggies with more butter. It is just flavors on top of flavors giving this dressing a ton of richness that makes it so, so good.
Make this NOW
Thank you Andrea (& Woody)
This beautiful lady is the one who created this amazing Sausage & Apple Dressing. I feel so blessed to have her in our lives. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
Not only did she bring the dressing but she also gave me the casserole dish it was cooked in as a hostess gift…I just love that so much. I am definately going to be doing that in the future.
Even better the casserole dish was red…and I love red. It was perfect!!
Thanksgiving is almost here
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. It is time to get your menu ready, get the bird bought and start thinking about centerpieces and all that fun stuff. Whatever you do make sure this Sausage & Apple Dressing is on the menu…you will be so glad it is.
PS…Dont forget to save a little aside so you can have the perfect turkey sandwich later that night!