The Daily List: How to Host a Food Drive for the Holidays
You may kicking around ideas of what to do, to help the less fortunate this holiday season. We’re partnering with Les Schwab this Thanksgiving season, but it got us thinking, how can you do a great drive beyond putting up a sign and an empty box?
On The Daily List this morning, how to host a successful food drive for the holidays!
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App For Kids’ Clothing
You cleaned out the kids’ closets, now what? How about making a little extra cash off of those well-loved kid items! We’ll introduce you to a new app and a local mom who is willing to help.


Chocolate Craftsmen
Guittard has spent 145 years perfecting the art of chocolate and now they’re sharing all their wisdom with us!  Just in time for the holiday baking season, we’re picking the brains and licking the spoons with the talented Guittard chocolate team!  The Guittard family has a chocolate cookbook too!

Stuffing Throwdown

Marianne’s Sausage & Sage Family Stuffing
This is the only stuffing recipe I’ve ever known. My mom used to boil the giblets for several hours to make homemade broth; I tried that for a year or two until I discovered boxed broth! It’s a huge time-saver – but if you want to go old school, giblet broth is the way to go!

*Remember to make this the day before you’re using it, and refrigerate overnight. Never put warm stuffing into a cold turkey!

1 lb bulk sausage
3 medium-sized yellow onions, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
1 loaf French bread, cubed and dried
1 container chicken broth
Poultry seasoning
Kosher salt

Brown sausage; drain. Return to pan and add onions and celery; cook until celery is tender. (It already smells like Thanksgiving at this point!!)

Transfer mix to a large bowl; add bread crumbs and stir. Add chicken broth in small amounts and mix to moisten to desired consistency. Add poultry seasoning, starting with about a tablespoon, and stir to combine. Add salt to taste.

Refrigerate overnight; stuff turkey immediately before cooking. Bake any extra in a side dish pan rubbed with 1 T butter, for about 40 minutes. Cook turkey at 325°, for ½ hour per pound; remove stuffing to a serving dish! Yum!

Cornbread Dressing by G. Garvin
(modified by Courtney Dempsey)

1 batch corn bread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 medium leeks, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
2 cups veggie stock
1/2 cup heavy cream

First prepare corn bread; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks and celery; sauté until tender. Stir in poultry seasoning and sage. Crumble in corn bread and combine well. Stir in veggie stock and cream; mix well.

Pour corn bread mixure into a greased 13x9x2″ pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden.

Ju’s Grandmas stuffing recipe

1lb lean ground beef
1c diced carrots
1c diced celery
1c diced white onion
2 cloves garlic minced
1 container plain bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tablespoon mustard
1 small can sliced olives
Salt & pepper to taste
Pinch of ground cloves

In a bowl add salt and pepper to meat …mix in onions, then carrots and celery.
Slowly mix in bread crumbs
Add egg
Mix well
Add cloves
Add mustard
Add olives

Cook inside turkey.
Poor into loaf pan, cover and bake 350 for 90 min

Olives and More
Author/chef Jill Silverman-Hough will be in to teach us some Thanksgiving dishes using Lindsay Olives. Jill is a cookbook author, food and wine writer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor whose forte is making food and cooking simple yet special.

Rocks for Sale
We’re getting a preview of the annual rock auction this morning.

Sacramento State Rock Auction
Harper Alumni Hall
6000 J Street
6-8:30 p.m.

Global Winter Wonderland
Holiday fun for everyone!!! That’s the theme of this year’s Global Winter Wonderland at CalExpo!!! And we’re there live!
The third season of this event features new attractions, illuminated lanterns, thrilling rides, ice skating and circus performers!

Sport Stacking Record Attempt
Sport stackers unite to set a world record! We’re live with local students participating in the global event!

Lumberjack Sean
Before Sean shaves, it let’s put his beard to use! The number one item on Sean’s Beard Bucket List is to become a Brawny man lumberjack in real life! Sean swears that his facial hair improves his wood chopping skills?! REALLY??? Let’s see!

Davis Ranch Produce
13211 Jackson Road, Sloughhouse

Thrifty Thanksgiving Table

Thrift Town (3 locations)
5005 Stockton Boulevard (just north of Fruitridge Road)
Sacramento, CA

410 El Camino (just west of Del Paso)
Sacramento, CA

6328 Fair Oaks Blvd (corner of Marconi & Fair Oaks)
Carmichael, CA 95608

STORE HOURS: Open 7 Days A Week!
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm
Sun 10am-7pm

Manly Minute: She Said Yes…Now What?
There’s nothing quite like the stress of preparing to propose. From doing your secret research and figuring out her dream ring then shopping around, to planning the moment that she’s been dreaming of her entire life, the anxiety surrounding the “big question” is no joke. But after meticulously planning every detail, finally discovering a diamond you know she’ll love and asking for her hand in marriage from her father, you got down on your knee and did it.
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