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 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!
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
Salt, 1-2 teaspoons
Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon
Nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon
Thyme, 1 teaspoon
Poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon
1/2 stick butter, diced