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I mentioned in my I Heart Fall post that my favorite Thanksgiving foods were ones I never got to indulge in every year which are stuffing and green bean casserole. I know, it's basically a crime. I don't want to get all stereotypical, but I've noticed that these are two dishes that brown people don't usually serve for Thanksgiving (or ever). Why? I have not idea but I intend to put an end to this gross injustice, at least in my family. Even if I'm the only one who eats it, that's a sacrifice I'm prepared to make.
This week I'm starting with stuffing and I'm using Laura Vitale's Stuffing Recipe. I decided on this recipe specifically because it was recommended by Patrickstarrr in one of his monthly favorites videos.
I started by cutting up a loaf of french bread into cubes (which ended up being too big) and toasting them in the oven at 275 degrees for 45 minutes, making sure to toss them mid way. When that comes out of the oven you'll want to turn up the heat to 375 for later.
While that's going I take the opportunity to melt one stick of butter in a deep skillet on medium heat and I throw one small yellow onion and two stalks of celery, chopped, into the skillet after the butter has melted for 5-7 minutes.
When everything has cooked down toss the veggies into a big bowl with the bread pieces, two cups of chicken broth, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
After ensuring that all of your ingredients have been thoroughly incorporated, you'll just want to transfer the contents from the bowl into a baking pan or a casserole dish. Pop it into the oven for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
When it comes out of the oven this dish fills your home with that traditional stuffing smell that personally, makes me weak in the knees. Seriously, why don't they make a candle that smells like this?! They make candles that smell like pumpkins and marshmallows and even flannel for goodness sake! But they don't make candles that smell like anything truly important.
If you watch Laura Vitale's video, she describes this as a classic stuffing recipe. In addition I found it to be an easy recipe to follow and for me it definitely does not disappoint.
If you already have a stuffing recipe that you and your family love for the holidays I wouldn't recommend straying. But if you don't I would highly recommend this version if you need a quick and easy, yet tasty and satisfying holiday stuffing recipe.
What are some of your favorite holiday foods? I'd love to read about them!