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For some reason all I can think about right now is having the mantel stocked full of pumpkins, mums and colored leaves. I’ve secretly been looking forward to this since August.
I think something’s wrong with me. Normally Halloween is my main holiday and normally I start decorating and planning out Halloween stuff way in advance. This year however, I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was because half of the house was still packed in boxes or maybe it was because we just had so much going on, I’m not sure what it was but this Halloween Queen was off of her game this year.
I may have been off the wheel when it came to Halloween this time but I’ve got Thanksgiving wrapped around my little finger. I’m telling you, I’ve quietly had Thanksgiving and Fall on my mind for the past few months. It’s only the first part of November and I’ve already got 75% of my Thanksgiving day menu planned out; This is totally unlike me as I’m normally planning my Thanksgiving menu about 2 days beforehand.
One of the dishes that I promised myself that I would “amp up” last year was our stuffing. I love stuffing but I always feel like it’s lacking something. It’s just kind of “normal’. I wanted something a little more extraordinary this year.
I was a little cautious with the fennel at first because I didn’t want to have a super strong licorice flavor and the first few times that I worked on this recipe that’s exactly what I got. However, after a few more tries I got it right and we had the perfect flavor combination for an epic stuffing.
This stuffing is full of Sausage, garlic and mushrooms with just enough toasted fennel and saffron to really bring it over the top with an amazing, savory flavor.
What dishes are gracing your table this Thanksgiving? Do you already have your menu planned out or are you going to wait until the last minute? Whichever way you roll, make sure you add this Mushroom, Toasted Fennel and Sausage Stuffing to your Menu plan!
Their family recipe for breakfast sausage is the same recipe from the 1800s. You know the farmhouse on the package?
That’s the family farm house! How cool is that? Y’all know that the history nerd is me is loving that. How awesome would it be to visit there!