Thanksgiving is fast approaching (it’s already passed for us Canucks!), and it’s my favourite time of year. The pies the turkey, and most importantly, the stuffing!! Growing up I’d spend hours helping my mom preparing for the friends and family to come over and eat until we couldn’t move. Everything in my house was (and is!) made from scratch, and I’m always surprised at the number of people who don’t know how to make some of the basics. So here’s my favourite stuffing and cranberry sauce recipe.
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Cranberry Apple Stuffing
1 Large Onion
2 loaves of slightly stale bread (I usually leave the twist tie off for a day or two)
¼ cup of cranberries
5-8 peeled and sliced apples (depends on size)
2 -3 cups of chicken (or Vegetable) stock
1-2tsp of Summer Savory
Dice Turkey Giblets and Onion, fry in a large pan or Wok over medium heat until giblets are brown and onion is clear. Add in cubed bread and stir until Onion is evenly distributed.
Add apples and cranberries to mix,
Slowly pour over chicken stock. Stir slowly until apples soften, remove from stove top and allow to cool before stuffing Turkey. Can also be baked in pan along side.
To make vegetarian, eliminate Giblets, and use vegetable stock.
1 bag of cranberries
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
Boil water in a medium sized pot, add sugar.
Once boiling, add cranberries and cover. Will “pop” like popcorn. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
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Ash Cooper and Jason McCarty know they need to do one thing, and one thing alone stay alive. An IED attack destroyed their convoy and left them both injured in the high desert of Afghanistan and running from insurgents. They take refuge with a group of Afghan civilians, their only hope of rescue is two satellite phones that might be damaged beyond repair. Ash and Jason join forces with a British army nurse to survive the harsh living conditions. As days to turn to weeks they think of home, the husbands they left behind, and the lives they want to return to. But with food rations running short, the elders angry at them and the hope of rescue lost, Ash and Jason start to give up, and in the end turn to each other in their struggle for survival.
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