Thanksgiving is on the way here-so time to figure out stuffing. I must not forget stuffing this year. I must not forget the stuffing this year. I must not forget the stuffing this year. Yes, I forgot last year. Yes. I am still hearing about it.
I tend to cheat when it comes to stuffing. Stove Top makes most of the family happy. Denise’s stuffing makes them all happy except me. (The crumby kind in a bag–made with water. Sorta mushy and bleah) I grew up with a traditional stuffing like the one below and a stuffing with apricots and raisins added.
This however is a very traditional stuffing without any mixes. I tend to toss some of the drippings from the fully cooked turkey to the stuffing in place of the butter and add a bit more for moisture if needed.
Traditional Herb Stuffing
3 quarts slightly dry bread cubes. (either buy them or start saving the ends of bread now and dry them a bit for Thanksgiving)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground sage
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup canned chicken broth (or make your ownO
Saute onion in butter. Add broth to heat. Combine bread, seasonings, parsley, onion and butter. Toss lightly to mix. Makes 8 cups.