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Why, you might ask, would I post what I consider my family’s grossest recipe?
Well, because Sunday is my grandfather‘s funeral. And while we have a whole lot of family recipes on my mom’s side, this is the only one we have on my dad’s side that I can recall. I couldn’t bring myself to post anything BUT this recipe.
Every year, most of the time on Thanksgiving but occasionally on Christmas, my dad’s side of the family gathers at my uncle’s house to celebrate “Thanksmas.” Yes, friends, two holidays rolled into one. We exchange presents, sing carols, and eat. A lot.
Being the eccentric family that we are, we can’t have any normal stuffing. Not even that (BLEGH) Southern delicacy, cornbread dressing. We have oyster dressing.
This is the Christmas Carp, our annual centerpiece. Someone’s gag gift from the Thanksmas exchange.
I think I used to at least have a bite or two of oyster dressing, but then I developed a severe intolerance for clams when I was in college. And I am too afraid to touch oysters or mussels or anything clam-like for fear of spewing out my guts.
Anyway, with that lovely thought, here is the (oh my word I never knew it had so much butter) recipe from my sweet Grandma, Libby the first. (Yes, with a Y. And my Libbie is with an IE. Don’t ask. In fact, forget I brought it up.)
I am out-of-town for the funeral, so I probably won’t be able to get your links up here until Monday or so. But please leave them in the comments, and I promise I will. Can’t wait to get back and see those delicious recipes! I’d appreciate it if you’d link back to Family Recipe Fridays so others can see the whole recipe collection as well!