I decided to change it up a bit. And by change it up a bit, I mean, involve duck fat and fresh herbs. And make the name racier. This is one you'll want to shop for and start making a day in advance. But, again, you get to tell your guests they are going to eat Better-Than-Sex Cornbread Stuffing... so, you know, get cracking.
Better Than Sex Cornbread Stuffing
5 cups day old cornbread, crumbled
4 cups day old Bisquick biscuits, crumbled
1 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
6 cups chicken broth (I used Wolfgang Puck's Free-Range Roasted Chicken stock)
1 teaspoon sage (Olga & Susan will be proud that I practiced chiffonade here)
1 teaspoon parsley
1/4 cup melted duck fat
1/4 cup melted butter
1 lb mild pork sausage, cooked and drained
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients. (Easy Alert!)
3. Option 1: Stuff turkey with mixture and follow your own family recipe). Option 2: place mixture in a 9x13 ovenproof pan or casserole dish in oven, uncovered.
4. Cook 1 hour, adding extra broth if it becomes too dry. Allow the top to become browned and crispy to the touch.
This was the hit of Thanksgiving dinner - and was eaten by the bowlful as leftovers. It makes a ton - will feed at least eight people, but in smaller servings, closer to 12. It also freezes well. I portioned the leftovers in small tins and gave them to friends... friends that I hope were very happy afterwards. And maybe needed a cigarette.