Poultry Seasoning ~ Another Countdown to Thanksgiving Tip!

Mix your own Poultry Seasoning!

~Mix your own Poultry Seasoning!

Poultry seasoning!

I use it in rubs for all of my roasted, grilled or pan browned meat, including turkey. It’s great in cheese sauce for Mac N Cheese. It also works in a snap as a sub for chopped fresh herbs in stuffing.

It has gotten expensive in the store, so I have started mixing it on my own. I buy the dried or ground herbs in larger bags available in the International aisle of the grocery store.

Poultry Seasoning

3 teaspoons dried or ground sage

3 teaspoons dried or ground marjoram

3 teaspoons dried or ground thyme

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Just mix together and store in a spice jar. If not all of the spices are in ground form, simply load them into a coffee or spice grinder and grind to fine powder.

Do you make stuffing from a mix? You won’t need to if you make your own poultry seasoning. Just use 1-2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning for each 4 cups of dried bread cubes.

{Saute 1 diced carrot, 1 diced rib of celery (with leaves), 1 shallot and 1 clove of garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil until soft. Combine in a small casserole dish with poultry seasoning, 4 cups dried bread cubes (use a good country loaf, cubed and dried or mix half and half with dried cornbread cubes), 1 egg and 2 cups turkey, chicken or vegetable broth.  

Taste and add/adjust salt level based on whether you are using homemade unsalted broth, canned broth or low salt broth. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Serves 4-6. Double or triple recipe based on how many servings needed.}