Monthly Archives: November 2014

Healthy Holiday Meal

Roast Springer Mountain Farms Chicken, Cornbread Dressing, Steamed Satueed Green Beans, Baked Sweet Potato, and Southern Ambrosia

Cornbread Dressing 
1/2 pan cornbread
1 stalk chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 bag chicken broth (thawed)
1 cup water
Pepperidge Farms stuffing seasoning
First, you need a pan of cornbread and some chicken broth.

Cornbread
1 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
1 cup fresh ground organic popcorn
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup honey
1 1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg
Combine all dry ingredients and mix. Add honey, milk, oil, and egg and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Grease cast iron pan, fill 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.

Chicken broth
1 organic whole Springer Mountain Farms chicken
1 yellow sweet onion
2-3 cloves garlic
enough water to cover chicken

Place chicken in large pot or Dutch oven with water. Peel garlic cloves and add garlic and onion to pot. Boil until chicken is very tender and done (180 degrees on meat thermometer).

Remove chicken from broth. Put pot with broth in refrigerator, leaving in garlic and onion for about 24 hours until fat rises to top. Strain fat away, remove onion and garlic, and placde broth in freezer bags, about 1 cup to bag. Debone and chop chicken, and freeze in freezer bags.
Now that you have broth and cornbread:

When cool, crumble half a pan of cornbread in a bowl. Add 1 package Pepperidge Farms herb stuffing seasoning. Sautee 1 stalk chopped celery and 1/2 cup chopped onion. Toss all together in bowl. Pour in 1 bag frozen chicken broth (thawed) and 1 cup of water. Season with sea salt, pepper, parsley to taste, (1/2 tsp sage optional).
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Roast Chicken
Use 1 Whole Springer Mountain Roasting Chicken
Remove giblets, boil in water, use for broth.
Put chicken in pan with lid, add 1-1 1/2 cup water, sprinkle with organic garlic powder, black pepper, and organic seasoning salt (optional). Cut up a whole white or vidalia onion in quarters, place in water. Press 1 large clove or 2 small cloves of garlic in a garlic press into water. Cover with lid. Follow cooking directions on Springer Mountain Farms Roaster bag. Indicator will pop up when chicken is done.

Organic baked sweet potatoes
Cut off tiny bit of both ends of potato, then wrap in tin foil or sit in metal baking pan, cook at 350 to 375 until soft.

Green Beans
Sautee 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, and one crushed clove garlic. When browned, toss with steamed green beans.

Southern Ambrosia
Chop one apple, banana, and orange. Add 1/2 cup pecans, 1/3 cup shredded unsulfured, organic coconut. Squeeze in half of an organic lemon, toss. Increase recipe for more people