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Saturday, November 17

Thanksgiving Prep: Stuffing

Below is my mom’s stuffing recipe. This is what I make every year – it’s not fancy, but it is so good. There are TONS of fancier recipes out there that I’m sure are delicious, but I like my stuffing simple & straightforward. As with all my mom’s recipes, there are no measurements. So sorry!!! Also, there’s lots of good info in the comments on the Gravy post, so make sure you read them!

Quick note on more Thanksgiving Prep posts to come: Tomorrow I will share my entire menu for Thanksgiving, including recipes. Monday is all about dessert – so get your favorite recipes to share ready! Tuesday is about timing the meal prep – this is probably the trickiest part of cooking on Thanksgiving. Wednesday…we may be done, we shall see! The coutdown begins!

Stuffing
 
As taught to me by mom. Measurements are mine, based on her very vague instructions over the years ๐Ÿ™‚
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Ingredients
  • 1 cheap white bread, cut into small cubes
  • ½ of a medium yellow onion
  • 1-2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1-2 carrots, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • ½ cup - 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 egg well beaten
Instructions
  1. After you have cubed the bread, let it sit out for a couple days to get stale OR bake in a 200ยบ F oven for about 20 minutes until bread is starting to harden.
  2. Melt butter in large pan on the stove. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add celery and carrots and cook over low for about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the egg, salt, pepper and sage.
  4. In a very large bowl, combine the cubed bread with the egg and butter/veggie mixture. Add stock, ¼ cup at a time, until it seems like the right amount of moisture.
  5. Bake in a 350ยบ F oven until hot all the way through. You can also stuff some of this in the bird then mix the "stuffed" stuffing with the "non-stuffed" stuffing and combine well.
  6. I always double, triple or quadruple the recipe, depending on how many people are coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

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