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Bread on bread anyone? 
Sep. 16, 2013 2:27 pm 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2013 12:24 pm
Today was a "sick day" for me.  Ok, it's just a cold. But I took the day off anyway, and made use out of being able to sip hot tea with honey in my jammies!  I decided to go through the nightmare of a drawer I use to stash all my recipes. Fortunately, most of them were recipes I printed from the website. But some were not.  I found all kinds of recipes. It made me start to wonder if  anyone else prints, clips, or saves recipes with hopes of remembering where they are much less trying them out!  Some of them are just delicious sounding, and so, I will likely save them for yet another "sick day'.   
One recipe in particular really got me thinking. It was a recipe for Andouille corn bread stuffing. Mmmm... Thanksgiving is just around the corner! This is one of those recipes that I searched high and low for after someone made it at a family Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I have never gotten to try the recipe out. My family is the ultimate traditionalist family. We are from the mid-west. And while the Andouille corn bread stuffing was indeed a delicious treat that year, my family will not budge on what will be served at every other Thanksgiving meal-- SAGE stuffing.  It absolutely must be on the table right next to the mashed potatoes. Granted, making great sage stuffing has a few tricks of its own. If made correctly, it is usually the very first of the leftover items to be eaten. But in my midwest (Iowa) raised family, we make LOTS of stuffing because we want to make a second meal that many people raise an eyebrow about.  Its called Turkey and Dressing Sandwiches.  Seriously-- its bread on bread. But, oh my goodness! 
I remember how my grocery store would sell these sandwiches to customers as they exited the store. Can you say "gold mine"?   First the smell of them hit you. Then your stomach kicked in. You needed one.... Oh my goodness! Are they being sold out??!  You absolutely need to buy one or a dozen at least!   Hahaha.... the good old days. Now I live in Ohio. They don't eat Turkey and Dressing sandwiches here. I get that "you're nuts!" look!  No, here they have their own version of starch on starch. It's called Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes. Sound good? It's more like chicken noodle soup poured all over a big mound of mashed potatoes. Thus making a soupy pool of noodles, potatoes, and bits of chicken. 
No thanks, Ohio..... my stomach is hollering for a Turkey and Dressing sandwich. No spoon required!
Sep. 16, 2013 4:03 pm
My father, raised in the Hudson Valley of NYS made his sandwich with lettuce, turkey, stuffing, and cranberries on whole wheat bread. And I do believe he would have foregone the turkey before the sausage!
Sep. 17, 2013 5:00 am
Here in Indiana we see noodles on mashed potatoes too. I love leftover stuffing and it's OK if the "soupy" noodles get on the stuffing a bit. Would it be acceptable to add the Andouille stuffing to the menu? Not to replace the sage dressing, but just an addition to the table.
Sep. 17, 2013 12:51 pm
Funny you would mention noodles, gravy and mashed potatoes. The first time I saw the combo was eating at my MIL's house. The noodles and gravy was a tradition in his family. I learned to like this Thanksgiving tradition. My kids beg for it and eat a mountain of noodle gravy over mashed potatoes.
Oct. 1, 2013 12:24 pm
No...I live in Ohio..and our meal after thanksgiving...(around 7 or 8 if you eat the main meal around 2)~consists of Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. ~GREAT STUFF.
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