I think I’ve finally found the reason why Thanksgiving is my all-around favorite holiday. Besides being cozy which signals the emergence of comfy sweater weather, good smells, family, vibrant colors.. (you get the picture) I think the main reason for my affinity is compacted into one highly-esteemed-adjective- savory. I invite you to consider.
There is something about Thanksgiving that prompts the possibility of flavor. Balanced spices and texture are at the forefront of any dish; carefully applied which results in an overall Thanksgiving experience. Let’s get to my particular favorite.. stuffing.
Now.. there are family traditions, and there are family TRADITIONS. For my family-clan it is the stuffing- suffice it to say this dish is one of the main reasons that many of of family attend our holiday feast. We savor each love filled bite of turkey- all in anticipation for the earthy, flavor-filled, ‘comfort’ scented dish to fit snugly amidst our color-filled platters.
- 2 cup of Chicken Broth
- 1/2 cup of Orange Juice
- 1 cup of Celery (Chopped)
- 1 cup of Onion (Chopped)
- 6 cups of Bread Crumbs
- 1 tsp Sage
- 1 tsp Thyme
- 5 tbs Butter
Combine bread crumbs, thyme and sage in a bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add diced onion and celery - sautee until soft ( about 2-3 minutes) over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and add broth and orange juice. Add bread crumb and mix until even.
Spoon the stuffing mixture into a greased baking dish and cover. Bake for 30 minutes and serve warm.