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Dec 30, 2012 06:26 AM

First Turkey Dinner Mishap - forgot to add sausage to stuffing...

Well, I thought I'd be a little proactive and make a few dishes ahead of time to save time and stress on New Year's Eve with my Turkey dinner feast. Apparently, I completely forgot to pull the sausage out of the fridge and saute it with the vegetables for the stuffing. The stuffing is currently cooled and in the fridge. Would it be possible tomorrow before baking it to saute sausage and mix it in?

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    1. re: Puffin3

      What would you suggest best to mix? I was warned not to "overmix" the stuffing. Just go at it with my hands?

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        Are you putting the stuffing in the bird or what?

        1. re: Puffin3

          I am still torn. I have always grown up with stuffing in the bird and a casserole on the side. I don't really fear the madness of temperature issues as I can always take it out if it's not up to temp and heat in the oven but afraid it will make the prep overcomplicated for this first timer. Initially, I planned to stuff the bird.

        2. re: fldhkybnva

          that should be'll have the sausage flavour in your stuffing. cook the sausage and sprinkle it over the stuffing and toss together to mix.

          1. re: rtms

            Yeah sprinkle the cooked sausage chopped fine on the stuffing before serving. Make like it's a 'special' touch. Don't forget to sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley too.

            1. re: Puffin3

              Perfect, so perhaps don't mix it in evenly but but as a wonderful topping. The sausage is the best part, I have to get it in there somehow :)

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                You cannot overwork can add too much liquid, or not enough, and either will just affect the texture

                add the stuffing to the top, mix it in, or just press it into the top....on a sheetpan or in a casserole dish. ....especially if you plan on using the carcass for stock later on.

          2. re: fldhkybnva

            you will be fine with whatever you use-hands, spatula, wooden spoon….