Teeny's Hen and Dressing
From the kitchen of: Candace Schlosser, managing editor. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter wouldn't be the same without my grandmother Christine Higginbotham's Hen and Dressing. Teeny's signature dressing is really rich and moist, with lots of sage. Until now, the recipe has never been written down, but she cooked it every holiday for as long as I can remember, and many years before that. Though Teeny traditionally used hen, the last few years of her life she switched to broiler-fryers because she felt they're more tender. She was adamant about having the chicken in the dressing and making sure there was plenty of dark meat for added flavor and moistness. She liked the celery and onion crunchy, so she didn't sauté them but poured the hot broth directly on the vegetables to soften them slightly before baking. She also loved sage, so she always used plenty; feel free to adjust to your taste.Prep: 45 minutes; Cook: 1 hour; Bake: 45 minutes.