Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, it is time for the feast! We had our family feast this Sunday and yes, over-eating took place, again. But I DID make something that I know I will be making again and again. So, I will share it with you but I don’t have any pictures of it, sorry.

Cream of Celery Sage Gravy for dressing: (oh so easy and oh so VERY good!)

Thinly slice and mince about 1 cup of celery, thinly slice and mince about 1/2 cup yellow onion. In a medium (6-8 cup size) sauce pan, saute veggies in about 1 1/2 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP canola oil until onions are clear and celery is tender.  Add about 1/2 tsp dried Sage powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Stir to meld flavorings in veggies. Sprinkle in about 2 TBSP unbleached AP flour. Stir into veggies and cook for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat to cook flour.  Add 1 1/2 cans of chicken broth (I used Swanson’s, 99% fat free/no  MSG cans). Stir with whisk to break up lumps and blend all together.  Continue to stir and bring to simmer and add about 1/2 cup half & half, stirring all the while. Bring back to slow simmer and let gravy thicken as much as it can, turning heat to low or medium low. You don’t want to scorch the gravy or have it do a rolling boil because it will make the milk break up and show little curdles in the gravy. When thickened as much as it is going to, take off heat and serve with meal. It may not be extremely thick but it will be like giblet gravy thick because of the amount of flour added to thicken it up. In other words, it may a little runny, but that is ok because it will get absorbed in the dressing on your plate! (it was good topped on my buttered roll)

This gravy took the place of giblet gravy for the dressing I made Sunday because I did not have a can of Cream of Celery soup to use for gravy or giblets to cook up. Who needs that can when you CAN do this?!  It was very good and something I will be doing again for other recipes and for giblet gravy.  It can be made and you could put cooked diced chicken or turkey in it along with green peas and carrots and turned into a pot pie or served on top of some good home made buttermilk biscuits!  Yum! Yum!

Hope everyone has a great time this year with your families and friends. Hugs and prayers to everyone!

Vicky D

The kids at my Thanksgiving!

Do you know how hard it is for little ones to be still for pictures?

 

 

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