We all know for a fact that Christina Hendricks has a great rack. But the big reveal here is that the Mad Men bombshell also knows how to strut her stuff in the kitchen. Evidently, Nero is on a dark kitchen bender. As such, these juicy images of the sweet mother-daughter duo photographed in what appears to be Windsor Smith’s regal cook-nook, had me screeching to a halt. For a few family recipes and to get in on a little family bonding over turkey breast and Rub-All-Over-Your-Body Cornbread Stuffing, sink your forks into this.
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.
3. Option 1: Stuff turkey with mixture and follow your own family recipe). Option 2: place mixture in a 9×13 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.