Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Stuffing

In my thanksgiving prep post I mentioned that I was also in charge of making some additional stuffing for our thanksgiving meal.

I have never made stuffing before! I started searching for a perfect stuffing recipe through pinterest, blogs, cookbooks and I couldn’t settle on one recipe that I could make. Mostly because I was missing one or two ingredients or they required a little more work that I simply just didn’t have time for.

I decided to just wing it and make it myself! Its not like there was 30 people depending on quality stuffing right? eeek.

Good thing I’m a confident brave soul in the kitchen sometimes. And sometimes my recipes turn out.

Here we go!

Thanksgiving stuffingDSC_0082



  • 8 slices of white bread
  • 8 slice of wheat bread
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 2 small yellow squash
  • 2 medium size apples (I used gala)
  • 1 C. mushrooms diced
  • 4 Celery Stalks chopped
  • 3 1/2 C. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 C. Apple Cider


Lightly toast each slice of bread in toaster

Cut toast into small bite size squares


Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

Sauté all vegetables in skillet with 2 TBS Olive Oil till soft DSC_0070

In large saucepan combine Apple juice, vegetable broth

Bring to boil

Combine vegetables and toast squaresDSC_0067

Mix well

Transfer to 9x13 glass pan


Cover with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes

After the 20 minutes remove the cover and continue to bake for 15 minutes.


Serve warm!

I have to say it turned out better then expected! With husband approval we brought it to the party and it was completely devoured!! I was glad since I kind of just winged it, but after looking at millions of recipes I at least had some sort of idea of what to shoot for. I’m so happy it turned out well!


Someone was verrrrry patient waiting for the stuffing! While the stuffing was baking I decided to make some extra yams that I had on hand before they grew arms and legs and walked away.DSC_0075

I peeled, chopped and boiled them and then sprayed them with a little olive oil and sprinkled cinnamon over them. Simple, healthy and delicious!




Our thanksgiving was spent with Brent's family and it was a complete hit! Everyone pitched in and we had a mountain of food available with plenty of leftovers for the week!



Q. What is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?

I’d have to say the turkey! I eat a lot of chicken and fish because they are easy and quick. But a turkey, its like a once/twice a year thing. Maybe one year I’ll be in charge of the turkey.. I might just be wingin’ it though. Winking smile

1 comment:

  1. Nice work!!! Looks awesome-love the apple cider usage. My favorite part this year was orange soy brussels js mom made