Hestia Has It On-Hand (Stuffing/Dressing)

Honoring the Greek goddess Hestia.

Seems like the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus were always dropping in to partake of Hestia's hospitality.

Obviously Hestia had to keep her pantry stocked so she could be prepared to feed them at a moment's notice. Here's her secret recipe for whipping up a meal in no time flat!



"Hestia Has It On-Hand" Stuffing/Dressing

From the Pantry:

1 box StoveTop Cornbread Stuffing mix
1 1/2 c. Chicken broth, water or mix of the two 
3 T. Dried cranberries
1/4 t. celery seeds (or 1/4 c. chopped celery)

From the Fridge:

1/4 c. butter
3 T. chopped onion
1 egg

Optional additions:  a few sesame seeds, dried apricots (diced),
pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, walnuts, apple bits or raisins.






"Hestia Has It On-Hand" Stuffing/Dressing

Add enough water to the chicken broth to get the amount of liquid called for by the instructions on the box. Add butter, onion and celery (or seeds). Heat till butter is melted. Then let it cool a bit while you  visit with your guests just as the hospitable Hestia always did.

Pour all the dry ingredients into a microwave safe bowl or a baking dish and stir to mix well. 

Break the egg into a small bowl. Add a teaspoon of water and stir it with a fork to blend the white & yolk. Pour it over the dry ingredients and stir with a fork to mix.

Cook according to instructions on the box. (Microwave or in oven). Great side dish to serve with chicken, turkey, pork or boiled eggs. Helpful hint from Hestia: Keep a can of cranberry sauce on hand!




The Celestial Chef Award (First Place) goes to:

'Hestia Has It On-Hand' submitted by:

Sara Cook, Houston TX

Sara's Prize: A Goddess Shrine
by Glass Artist Colin Heaney

(Editor's Note: This recipe is so rich & yummy, quick & easy,
I say "To heck with waiting for guests to arrive. Enjoy it anytime!")

Congratulations, Sara. Or as the goddess Hestia would say,
I'd better watch out or you'll soon replace me as the hostess with the most-est!

Click here for print version of the recipe honoring Hestia .

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