Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Simply Stuffing

This is a very basic recipe that you can tweak to make everyone very thankful.

Servings: 8-12 side dishes
Time: Prep: 15 minutes, cooking: 30 minutes
Hardware: Measuring cups and spoons, knives and cutting board, skillet, wooden spoon, large mixing bowl, and 8.5” x 13” glass dish

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 large onion chopped onion
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups of stale bread cut into 1 inch cubes (1 ½ pounds). I use a variety of bread including white bread, cornbread, and left over croutons
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Spray the dish with cooking spray.
  3. Wash the veggies and herbs. Dice the onions and celery and chop the herbs.
  4. Heat the butter on medium. Sauté the herbs for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery and onion and cook until soft. Remove from the heat.
  5. Stir the herbs, veggies, butter from the veggies, chicken broth, salt, and pepper together in the mixing bowl.
  6. Gently toss the bread in the broth.
  7. Place the stuffing in the casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with gravy.

No turkey is complete without stuffings
You can stir in any 2 of these:
½ pound cooked crumbled sausage
½ pound cooked crumbled bacon
8 ounces sautéed mushrooms
1 chopped green apple
¼ cup craisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts

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