Thanksgiving is over, that box is checked and we are two weeks into December......and guess what??? I want stuffing!! I love stuffing! It is the essence of the bird! My mom made a very simple, delicious stuffing of grocery store bread, celery, onions, turkey seasonings and giblets, oh my... was it tasty! She would stuff the bird the morning of Thanksgiving and transfer it to the oven to cook with a muslin cloth blanket. It filled the house with such a warm and wonderful aroma, it was delicious! I loved stuffing then, and I am still crazy about stuffing!
My appetizer today is delightful! It combines all those flavors we love, has that little crispy top and it's all in one little bite! YUM!! This is a great appetizer for Winter parties..... here's why? It has savory bread to soak up any spirits we may drink during the evening and it has a delightful crispy little top. Quick and delicious, your friends will be singing your praises!
Here is my quick version for YOUR weekend party!
1 large yellow onion
1 lb ground sausage ( i use Jimmy Dean sage)
3/4 c. slivered almonds
2 boxes Chicken Stove top stuffing
4 eggs beaten
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 cube unsalted butter melted
Pre heat oven to 350F and spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
Saute the onion and sage sausage together until onion is soft and sausage is brown. Add the almonds, stuffing mix, melted butter and broth. Then incorporate the beaten eggs.
Press mixture into the prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Transfer to rack for 5 minutes then with a sharp knife loosen edges before tilting them out onto the rack. Serve warm.
~This savory appetizer can be made with YOUR favorite stuffing, just add the eggs to bind!
These disappeared so quickly I almost didn't get the picture!
~Below, the party at my nieces house. JJ, Wee Bear, niece Stephanie and husband Steve. We had so much fun!!