Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE.

To all my friends who are celebrating may this be a time of light and love and family. Grace and peace.

One-Pan Turkey & Dressing

Thanksgiving done well and easy too. This is also good for Christmas.

The Soup Diva

– 2 tbsp dried parsley
– 1 tbsp salt
– 2 tsp black or white pepper
– 2 tsp dried rosemary
– 2 tsp dried sage
– 2 tsp dried thyme
– 1 turkey breast (size can vary)
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1/2 stick butter
– 2 cups diced onion
– 6 garlic cloves, halved
– 2 cups chicken broth
– 1/4 cup sherry or other dry white wine
– 2 eggs, lightly beaten – 24-32 oz firm white bread (Italian or similar)
– 1/2 lb pork sausage

Completely thaw turkey breast in refrigerator before beginning. Combine seasonings in small container with lid. Pat turkey dry and sprinkle with half of seasoning mix, pressing gently onto skin. Refrigerate uncovered at least 2 hours, up to 24 hours.

Cut bread into 1″ cubes and set aside, uncovered (can do this up to 12 hours before if desired). Heat oil…

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Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone

Thanksgiving is happening today in America and as people gather as family and friends may their celebrations be ones of love and peace. For some, this is a time of remembering those who are no longer with us. May we all have things to be grateful for and help those who are in need. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere.