You'll get 10 to 12 good-sized servings or enough small ones to go around at a potluck
1 Loaf crusty country-style white bread
1 Cake day old cornbread
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped fresh herbs(sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme &
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 stick sweet butter
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
1pint heavy whipping cream
8 large eggs
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb chopped or grated Mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Cut bread with crust and cornbread into 1-inch cubes (about 10 cups loosely packed). Place cubes in very large roasting pan. Add oil, chopped herbs, and garlic; toss to coat. Spread cubes. Bake until golden and slightly crunchy, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Put toasted bread cubes in buttered baking dish dusted with grated parmesan cheese.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the sausage until fully cooked and then add onion and celery. sauté until soft and juices have evaporated, about 15 minutes. Mix sausage, sautéed onions and celery and mozzarella cheese with the toasted bread cubes.
Whisk heavy cream, eggs, , salt, and ground pepper in large bowl. Mix custard into bread and vegetables. Transfer stuffing to prepared glass baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over.
Turn oven to 350°F. Bake pudding uncovered until set and top is golden, about 1 hour. Let stand 15 minutes.
Now we're willing to share this recipe for the savory pudding but we're going to hold back on the sweet version.
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I have always contended that good design doesn't depend on money, at least not money alone. I've spent a career matching "the proverbial Gap T-shirts with Armani suits "or the decorating equivalent to that fashion trick employed by many even the ever stylish Sharon Stone in order to create beautiful spaces while trying to stay on budget. The trick here is to watch the quality quotient. Finish is usually the first give-away of a poor quality item. Wood should look like wood, stone should look like stone, and you get the idea. These days construction doesn't have to be flimsy to make something for a lesser price and veneers are used throughout the industry whether high or low. Just pay attention to how they are cut, glued up and used. MDF is not a four-letter word but particleboard is. Structure is important. Chairs, sofas and benches should support people of substantial size and tables should never wobble. This week's daybeds are a perfect place for that after Thanksgiving nap when the only thing you want to do is repent for all the food you couldn't stop eating.
This week's finds:
$6,989.00 plus customer's own fabric
$999.00 in 23 different fabrics
THE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
By photographer, Dorothea Lange
Represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Least we forget all that we have to be thankful for