Made this for Thanksgiving 2010 and was terribly disappointed in this bland, tasteless version that required so many steps and was fairly expensive. Even the mushroom gravy (also bland) didn't save this. Both my vegetarian daughter and I decided we'd never eat this again and threw out most of it. My daughter (almost 22-years-old) said she had the boxed version that was much, much better (guess all those "chemicals" helped.) I'm going to try the easier, less expensive boxed version at our next holiday meal.