The Nashville State Community College Randy Rayburn School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management will prepare Thanksgiving turkeys donated by Sysco Foodservice to be served at Room In The Inn’s annual Thanksgiving feast. “This is an excellent opportunity for our culinary students to use the skills they’ve gained in the classroom to make a contribution to the Nashville community during this season of giving,” said Dr. Paul Brennen, Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism Program Director. Students will assist Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts Marylou Tate to prepare the turkeys to be sent to Room In The Inn.
“The holidays can be a difficult time for many of us. At Room In The Inn, our goal is to create our own traditions by making the days and weeks around the holidays special. The Thanksgiving turkeys donated from Nashville State’s Culinary Program helps us live out our core value of hospitality and have a nice meal with our community,” said Rachel Hester, Room In The Inn Executive Director.
For more information please contact Dr. Paul Brennen, Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism Program Director at (615) 916-5595 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To round out your Thanksgiving meal, try Chef Paul’s recipe for Thanksgiving dressing:
• Cornbread • 1 teaspoon salt
• 7 slices oven-dried white bread • Freshly ground black pepper
• 1 sleeve saltine crackers • 1 teaspoon sage (optional)
• 8 tablespoons butter • 7 cups chicken stock
• 2 cups celery, chopped • 5 eggs, beaten
• 1 large onion, chopped • 3/4 cup buttermilk
• 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, dried white bread slices, and saltines; set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and cook until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the vegetable mixture over cornbread mixture. Add the stock, mix well, taste, and add salt, pepper to taste, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Reserve 2 heaping tablespoons of this mixture for the giblet gravy. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake until dressing is cooked through, about 45 minutes. Serve with turkey as a side dish.