Turkey & Dressing ANY night

Picture 4First let me say: This is not a ‘how to’ on cooking the big turkey- though I LOVE them. Come Thanks giving, I will have a big ‘ol whole turkey… However, this is to show you that just as we should be thankful every night of the year- we can enjoy that special meal any night as well. This is a quick version of that day long holiday cooking marathon! On a whole Turkey, the skin will flavor and protect the juices… on these turkey cuts… I’ll show you ways to cheat that. Dressing on a regular night of the week will make anyone Thankful.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays… all the family… all the food… NO pressure of presents or the depression of over-spending. Just Over eating!

My Thanksgivings were always at my Aunt Margie’s house in Greenville. They still are… and the menu has changed little in those years:

Turkey & Ham

Dressing (sometimes 2 versions, one with oysters)

Rice & giblet gravy… took me years to try this, but it’s not bad.


Corn Casserole

Broccoli Casserole (this replaced the ol canned asparagus casserole years ago)

Pinnaple Cheese Casserole

Cranberry sauce

Congealed Salad (creamy green or orange)

Pumpkin pie / Chocolate Nut or Pecan Pie / Poundcake

Oh Noooooo  the ROLLS!!!!! The Rolls…. some one get the rolls out of the oven.

We always forget, Hahaaaa.


I doubt you’ll learn much from the Turkey Cooking but here is a good idea on the Dressing that we make at thanksgiving and tips to adjust if your making a smaller meal. I’m always saying “be thrifty in life, but don’t skimp on your food” Thanks giving is where we celebrate that… but if money is tight a baked chicken and dressing is Oh So good too.


please don’t ask for super exact measurements…

they don’t exist, but this will get you there:

Cook one pan of cornbread… NOT sweet cornbread. It is always best in a cast iron skillet, I tried that thin cooking sheet to get it done faster… it does, but taste is not as good. (you can also add a few slices of toasted bread torn) 

Saute’ in butter (yes REAL butter) about 5 sticks of celery and one onion, salt and pepper

Chop Very fine herbs you like… i usually put about 4/5 leaved of sage and one small stick of rosemary maybe 2 inches (again chop it up good!)

In a Casserole dish (NOT a really deep one) break up the cornbread and add the sauted celery & onion. Add chopped herbs.

Now take your dripping/stock from your turkey (if you’re doingthe quick version, you may need to buy chicken stock… not as good but it’s good.) Either way, have a Large chicken stock on hand in case you need to add too.

Whip 2 -3 eggs in with about 3 cups of stock and pour over the dressing.

Bake at 350

when it gets brown on top… stir it up and set back in

Brown again, you’re done.


*The cranberry orange sauce in the thumbnail pic… is a past post, check it out on the site.


“Be thrifty in life… but don’t skimp on your food” ~kimberly kelly 






About kimberly kelly

I have been in media my whole life, a decade of Morning Radio Shows & a decade of Hosting Television Shows both cable & affiliate. Food is a passion & after sharing this BLOG with viewers... it kinda' grew a life of it's own. Nothing fancy t's just me - sharing what generation(s) in my family & friends & those in travels along the way shared. Food is an expression of ones self and a humble offering to loved ones. One of the best expressions of love. You get "One Trip"... skimp on the material things in life, food is your lifeline though -never skimp on your food! Food can be a positive affect on your health, but also the power to make one feel love. I hope I can show you some of both. Growing & cooking outdoors, is a reminder where our food should come... the ground & not just a shelf.
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17 Responses to Turkey & Dressing ANY night

  1. Jerry Johnson says:

    I tryed to play but it says it’s private..

    • kimb3825 says:

      It works now… MY FAULT sorry Jerry

      • Jerry Johnson says:

        Just letting you know my wife thinks she makes the best dressing..well, I told her I would make some also for Thanksgiving and we could just see..she laughs..SUCCESS, my stepson and friends liked mine..he asked if it was my mom’s passed down told him not at all it was a receipe from a pretty lady on the lake..of couse he just laughted. Thanks you made my day..Jerry

        • kimb3825 says:

          Aww… thanks :) Dressing are like kids… everyone loves theirs and they tend to all differ a bit. Thanks for sharing though…

  2. SmokinDaveWNC says:

    Oh Kimberly. It sounds great. I can almost smell it, but just can’t see it. LOL

    PS Happy Thanksgiving

  3. SmokinDaveWNC says:

    Thanks Kimberly
    Turkey and Dressing are one of my most favorite meals. It brings back all those special moments and memories that warms my heart thinking of all those good times that I spent with relatives that I truly miss around that Thanksgiving table:)

    • kimb3825 says:

      Dave …I hear ya! Too good a meal to only eat once or twice a year :)

      • Pedro says:

        … yey! happy blessed taviksgnhing. >>> Thanks for the blessing…Lynn said… happy taviksgnhing sa inyo jan, sis and enjoy the turkey to the max! lol. ingatz! >>>Thanks sis.. i’ll certainly enjoy this big turkey, sa atua pa ang PABO…heheheCarolyn said… HAPPY THANKSGIVING NOV….enjoy the day >>>Thanks Lyn…belated happy taviksgnhing pud dha sa inyoha…

  4. Pam Suttles says:

    Make it look so simple,,,, Love the music. Got me in the mood for Tom. Cooking… Thanks for sharing

    • kimb3825 says:

      Thanks Pam… it’s not hard, just takes time sometimes. (and if it ever fails) through it out and never speak of it again. Happy cooking tomorrow! I’m posting my Aunt Margie’s “Chocolate Nut Pie” next. It is amazing!

  5. Sandy Davis says:

    you make the same dressing that I do except for the celery.My family won’t eat it cooked.Yours looks prettier though…lol

    • kimb3825 says:

      Sandy… It’s just a simple Southern way, isn’t it? But you know… I don’t like messing w/ it too much, lots of memories in that taste :)

      • kimb3825 says:

        …but I bet if you blended the celery up, they’d never know and you’d still get the taste, lol Best not try on Thx giving though
        Don’t want a kk ruined the meal, haaa

  6. Ginni says:

    Great video, thanks KK!!

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