Nothin’ Beats Stuffin’

As families get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, one thing comes to mind. What is going to be on the dinner table when the festivities finally arrive. Indeed, Thanksgiving is usually a time for grand and exquisite meals. Almost always on the menu is good old stuffing. That filling yet simple staple food item is something we all look forward to each October. Below are two of my favourite Thanksgiving stuffing recipes. Thanksgiving Bacon Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 1 package of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup of butter

  • 1 cup of finely chopped onion

  • 1 cup of chopped celery

  • 2 tablespoons of poultry seasoning

  • 2 loaves of white bread, torn into tiny pieces

  • 2 eggs, beaten

Directions

Looking to whip up enough stuffing to feed the entire family? This recipe will do just that. Even better, it adds bacon into the mix. You can never, ever go wrong with fresh bacon. To begin making your homemade stuffing preheat the oven to 400 F. Then proceed to fry the bacon on medium heat in a large skillet. After cooking the bacon for 10 minutes drain the bacon slices on paper towel. In a separate skillet melt the 1/2 cup of butter and sauté the onion and celery for 5 minutes. Then stir the bacon and poultry seasoning into the mixture. In a large bowl combine the mixture with the torn-up bread pieces. Once well blended fold in the eggs. Move the mixture into muffin trays and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Combine each stuffing cup into a large bowl. Serve and enjoy

Old Fashioned Stuffing

Ingredients

  • Approximately 30 slices of white bread

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups of chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Directions

There's nothing like classic, old fashioned stuffing on your Thanksgiving table. This recipe will even impress your grandmother. She may even let you bring it to the table this Thanksgiving. In order to blow your family away, begin by preheating the oven to 325 F. Lightly grease a 9x13baking dish with either butter or shortening. Then proceed to tear the slices of bread into little chunks. Place the bread chunks in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over low to medium heat. Proceed to add in the onion and celery and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Once softened remove from heat and drain. Mix the beaten eggs and chicken broth into the large bowl with the bread chunks. Then proceed to add the onion and celery into the bread mixture. Add in the garlic powder and salt and pepper. Press the mushy mixture into the baking dish and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Cool and serve.

Stuffing literally makes the Thanksgiving dinner. You can never have enough stuffing and you always go back for seconds. This Thanksgiving season whip up some classic stuffing for the family and enjoy the long weekend!

Donnovan Hillman