I love Thanksgiving food, and while we had a lovely Thanksgiving meal with DH's relatives, it's just not the same without the leftovers. So Sunday I made Thanksgiving for two, it was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it.
Turkey & Gravy (a combo of Martha Stewart & Alton Brown's recipes)
Sausage Cornbread Stuffing (my own, see below)
Spiced Cranberry Sauce (nix the fresh ginger & sub a small amount of dried)
Dirty Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole (bake 1 sweet potato per person in the oven for 1.5 hours with the turkey, mash with bourbon, maple syrup, cinnamon & clove, season to taste)
Cheddar Corn Spoon Bread
And *shamefacedly* Mrs. Smith's pecan pie. It was okay...I totally should have just gone the extra mile & made my favorite Pecan Pie recipe.
Sausage Cornbread Stuffing
1/2 pound Mild sausage
1 Onion chopped
2 stalk Celery chopped
2 teaspoon Fresh thyme
1/3 cup Fresh parsley chopped
1 Granny smith apple diced fine
2 tablespoon Unsalted butter
1 quart Chicken broth or more
Over medium heat, brown sausage. Drain on paper towels. In same pan, melt butter and cook onion, celery, and apple until onion is translucent and apple is soft. Add butter as needed. Season with salt & pepper.
Add sausage to pan and mix together. Can be done ahead and refrigerated or frozen.
In large bowl, pour cornbread stuffing, mix in sausage mixture and add fresh herbs. Pour chicken stock over top until moistened. Season with salt & pepper and a touch of cayenne.