stuffing

Stuffing and Cake

Lauren's Vanilla Dark Chocolate Sour Cherry Soy Cake

Regarding the large batch of cornbread I made for turkey stuffing the other day...

We ended up having to get 2 free-range chickens instead of a turkey - not too much room inside these guys for the amount of stuffing we ended up making. There was a lot of stuffing: I think there was enough to feed about 15 people. It did turn out great and everyone brought leftovers home. Not super healthy, but super tasty! and perfect for a special occasion.

I've cut the recipe in half, and have included directions for the larger version, as well as a vegetarian stovetop version: Pecan Cornbread Stuffing

Besides the succulent chickens (thanks Crispin!), we also enjoyed lovely wines, amazing cheeses, Czech salad (thanks Michelle and Ryan!), mashed maple sweet potatoes, and a beautiful delicious cake (thanks Lauren!). It was a vanilla, sour-cherry dark chocolate cake made with soy beans from her parent's farm, topped with warm dark chocolate sauce and fresh raspberries: awesome!

Excavation

Looking for ancient treasure

Tomorrow is my birthday! We're going to have a little bohemian dinner party to celebrate. We've ordered a free-range turkey - my first time ever cooking a whole turkey. I've started on the stuffing and made a large batch of cornbread. I ate a little piece from the center to make sure it was ok - it's delicious. The reason I removed a center piece was twofold:
1. save the buttery crusty parts for the stuffing
2. make sure it cooked properly in the center since it was a large batch
As well, I hoped to find treasures buried beneath the crust...