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Friday, October 26, 2012

What Are You Most Thankful For In 2012?

Fall is my favorite season. I love fall scents, colors and harvesting time. I enjoy the thought of making Thanksgiving plans. In the past when my children were young and all at home we really enjoyed the spirit of Thanksgiving in our home. Family, friends and many blessing to be thankful for. Now as my children have grown and some have married and started families of their own I have to look at new ways to create an inviting Thanksgiving meal for a small crowd. One crowd pleaser the whole family enjoys and expects is stuffing. Ever since we discovered Mrs. Cubbison's stuffing mix we have been able to create some very tasty stuffing recipes.
 Before I share one of my recipe I want to share a few interesting facts from the "Thanksgiving Across America" Survey.
When asked, What Americans favorite holiday was? Thanksgiving came in second to Christmas. All other holidays fell far behind. On a side note Thanksgiving is the #1 favorite nonreligious holiday. I would think most people are Thankful to God for all their blessing while celebrating Thanksgiving. I understand it is not considered a religious holiday but our religions can be observed through out Thanksgiving.
The next survey question was, "To whom or for what will you be giving thanks this year?" God, family and health were the top answers to this question.
I invite you to check out the survey for yourself it is very interesting! "Thanksgiving Across America" Survey.

My Stuffing Recipe:
2 packets one each of Classic and Corn Bread  stuffing mix by Mrs. Cubbison's 
2 cups chicken broth
2 eggs
1 diced sauteed  onion
3-4 stalks celery diced (saute w/onion)
2 diced granny smith apples 
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven at 400 deg. Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until moist. You may need to reduce or add more broth to the mix. This will depend how moist you like your stuffing. Bake in a baking dish or stuff as desired. Bake until down and brown on the top. I had some acorn squash and bell peppers I wanted to use so that is what I stuffed. Does that look yummy? It sure was tasty.

How would you like to win Mrs. Cubbison's Stuffing mix for your holiday meal?
Contest ends 11/1/2012 11:59 pm 

Mandatory Entry: 
Leave a comment telling me: What recipe has your family handed down from generation to generation for Thanksgiving? Leave you email in your comment if needed.

Bonus entry #1 Like Mrs. Cubbisson's on Facebook and leave a comment thanking them for this giveaway at Grandma Bonnie's Closet! Leave your Facebook name in a comment on this post for verification.

Bonus entry #2 visit Thanks Giving Tips and tell me what recipe you would like to try?

Bonus entry #3 Enter any giveaway at Terri's Little Haven and jenn, too! Leave a comment here with the link to the giveaway you entered.

This giveaway is open to U.S Residents only. 18+yrs, Thank you for participating.

A Random number generator will be used to select the giveaway winner.
All entries are subject to verification.
Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.
Grandma Bonnie's Closet will not be responsible for shipping the prize.

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was received. 


  1. Sounds wonderful!
    I wish I had my grandmother's mac and cheese recipe, but it was lost. We don't have a recipe that's been passed down for generations, but my Dad does make a wonderful oyster dressing that I'd like to make myself!

  2. Every year my Granddaughters want me to make Vegetable Casserole as the vegetable at Thanksgiving. Hmmmmmm they also want Chocolate Chip Pie.

  3. The Green Bean and Mushroom Alfredo Casserole sounds really good

    terrylee5151 at aol dot com

  4. I know this isn't an entry option, but here is my tweet so you can retweet.

  5. Facebook post

  6. Mrs. Cubbison's makes the absolute best packaged stuffing mix ever. I have never had apples and walnuts in ours but I sure want to try your recipe. We have several recipes that have been passed down through the generations. One is my family preference to mashed potatoes. Everyone prefers red potatoes to any others for Thanksgiving. The dressing of course is my favorite dish. My mom makes the best and even though I use her recipe, I've just not mastered it right yet. Sweet potato souffle is another. We like ours really sweet and since I've been trying to eat healthier I've been using a sugar alternative and I add some honey.

  7. All of those recipes look so delicious on Thanksgiving Tips. I want to try them all lol. I am going to try their crispy onion twice baked potatoes sometime between now and then. My DIL makes the best twice baked potatoes and I want to learn to make them as well.
    Thank you for all you do. I'm very Thankful for your friendship this Thanksgiving.

  8. First of all, Mrs Cubbisons Herb and Cornbread stuffing mix's are my families favorite. We always make a batch of each.

    We do the traditional Thanksgiving feast, but we didn't grow up doing cranberry sauce and I don't do it either, so I guess our tradition of NOT doing cranberry sauce is what's been handed down...lol


  9. Hi Bonnie, I love Thanksgiving --and it definitely one of my favorite holidays... I have so much to be THANKFUL for!!!!

    Don't enter me in the giveaway. I don't participate in them any longer. Thanks!!!!

    One of my favorite dishes that my mother used to make as one of the many desserts at Thanksgiving was AMBROSIA... Love it.