Poultry Seasoning: A Fresh and Zippy Update to the Classic Spice Mix

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Somehow, in this nutty universe where time flies all too fast, Thanksgiving is suddenly next week. Next week. How did that happen?! I went on a tour to promote my new cookbook for about six weeks and now it’s basically 2016. Um, whoa.

Before I start planning my resolutions or lose myself in all things Holiday Market (which is so! soon! folks! we open Dec. 4th!), I’m prepping for my favorite day of the year in two very easy ways.

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning // eatboutique.com

First, I’m delegating most of the Thanksgiving menu to my family because they love me (thank goodness!) and my buzzy brain can only handle the stuffing and the appetizers and two (count ’em, two!) smoked turkeys. Second, I’m making sure that everyone gets a food gift favor to thank them for picking up my slack, and this is it.

My homemade version of Poultry Seasoning is the kind of special mix that will pump up my recipients’ holiday dishes and then all the deliciousness they want to cook, roast, or bake up in 2016. I’m drying bunches of herbs all around my kitchen and it smells pretty divine. If you don’t like to dry your herbs in the open air, I explain a pretty easy way to dry them mess-free in my cookbook (there’s a whole chaplet about drying herbs): just dry them wrapped up in paper lunch bags.

Homemade Poultry Seasoning // eatboutique.com

You should just mix up the ground herbs until well combined and spoon them into a spice jar. I was feeling a little nostalgic for the sand art designs of my childhood and needed to release a little creative energy so my Poultry Seasoning became Sand-Art-Style-Poultry-Seasoning. Either way, it’s pretty and green and homemade and a life saver when you want to add flavor to any sort of bird.

Enjoy the very best season: the food-gift-love season! xox

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning // eatboutique.com Homemade Poultry Seasoning // eatboutique.com

Poultry Seasoning

Editor’s Note: There’s a super-easy way and an easy way to make this Poultry Seasoning. The super-easy way is outlined below; just mix ground herbs and spices together. If you’d like to add one more homemade step to your version, dry bunches of sage, thyme, rosemary, and oregano in your kitchen; once dry, pick all the leaves off the stems and grind them in a spice grinder; then, proceed as the recipe states.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground citrus zest
  • 1 tablespoon ground fennel

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Divide between cleaned spice jars. Seal, label and gift.

Materials

  • Clean spice jar with airtight lid
  • 1-inch round white label
  • Masking tape

Directions

  1. Spoon the spice mix into a clean spice jar. Wipe the rim and seal.
  2. Write the label on the round white sticker and place on the lid.
  3. Cut two small pieces of masking tape. Apply to either side of the label, over the rim, and down the top part of the jar.
Photos taken and styled by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.

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