ArtistMum: Stuffed and Thankful!

Today is Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my ‘darling’!
I’m hoping that everyone is with someone and enjoying a delicious meal!

I started my homemade stuffing yesterday but never stuff the bird until the morning of.
As a long time cook, I have gotten into such a habit of not measuring anymore. I ‘eyeball’ most measurements and rely on my taste buds to know if something is good or not, or needs more of this or that! But I decided to share my homemade stuffing recipe! Here goes!

Yes…..I use one whole loaf of bread and one whole bunch of celery! And about three or four onions chopped! I like my stuffing with the added vegetables because I think it keeps it more moist and gives it more flavor 😀
I sauté a bunch of bacon too! We only eat this about one or two times a year. I’m not giving up flavor for low-fat here so I go the whole 9 yards!

After the bacon is browned, I drain off all but about one tablespoon of the bacon fat and throw in my onions and celery that have been chopped. I sauté this combo until soft (about 8-10 minutes). The house starts to smell so yummy at this point! Then I add the onions and celery to the whole loaf of bread that I have carefully diced into bite-sized cubes.

The bacon gets crumbled and added to the bread-veggie mixture. I also add one or two diced apples (also for moisture and flavor).

The last step is the flavorings. I add salt, pepper, nutmeg, thyme, and some poultry seasoning. Measurements? As I said……I eye-ball it!
I also cube about a half a stick of butter and fold that in as well. The whole mixture is then covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated until the morning when I stuff the turkey with it. Whatever is leftover (and its quite a bit) is placed in a lightly greased casserole dish and baked in the oven for about 25-30 minutes!


Homemade Stuffing
1 loaf bread (you can use half white and half wheat if you prefer)
Three or four onions, peeled and chopped
One bunch celery, cleaned and chopped
1 package bacon
1-2 apples
Salt, 1-2 teaspoons
Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon
Nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon
Thyme, 1 teaspoon
Poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon
1/2 stick butter, diced

I forgot to take a picture of the stuffing in the casserole dish but the stuffing is on the left of the turkey (center) on this very full Thanksgiving plate!

And the finishing touch to our delicious meal was an apple pie made by my son’s significant other! It was soooooooo yummy with a perfect flaky crust and a tasty medley of fall harvest apples.

Hope you all had a great day. God bless us all 👼


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