Once I mastered the "bread cubes"...the actual stuffing recipe is basically just a matter of personal preference and taste. Some people like fruit in their stuffing, others like only veggies; some like sausage in their stuffing or nuts too...and then there are those of us that like EVERYTHING in our stuffing...apples, cranberries, mushrooms, celery, onion, sausage, turkey broth and fresh herbs and spices. That is what I added to the stuffing I made with my "stuffing bread" creation. I put it all in there (except for the mushrooms because I can't disguise them easily from hubby). :-) While I have the recipe that I used for this stuffing -- it isn't 100% where I want it to be yet, so I am not going to post it until I feel it is up to my standards -- it actually tastes good, but the bread cubes are more dense and heavy than I want them to be. I am going to continue working on the blend and ratio of ingredients to lighten it up a bit. In other words, it needs to be tweaked a bit before posting. I snapped a few photos of last night's dinner that I served with the first "test batch" of stuffing and hope to be posting the perfected recipe soon! This evening I did all my Thanksgiving shopping to avoid the crush of the crowds this weekend. It feels good to have that out of the way! So now I have all weekend to play in the kitchen! :-) Check out the pictures of my "work in progress" stuffing below. Enjoy!
|Stuffing Recipe..."under construction" -- "Take One"|
|Here it is with our dinner last night...it was pretty good, but it wasn't "perfect"...yet!|
|This is how it began...a shallow loaf|
|Cut into cubes, ready to be toasted in the oven|