Thursday, November 19, 2009


Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I am hosting for the first time and I seriously can't wait. I love hosting events. I love planning the menu, researching the recipes, planning the decor, etc. It just excites me- probably a little too much. Part of the appeal for me is that Thanksgiving is a big deal. If you mess up dinner on a Saturday night it's relatively harmless. If you mess up dinner on Thanksgiving... I won't go there- I plan to not mess up. Part of not messing up is testing out new recipes. I knew I needed to find an awesome stuffing recipe. Stuffing is my favorite side dish on Thanksgiving. I have never made it before (with the exception of Stove Top!) so I needed a recipe that would appeal to everyone.

I turned to the cooking board I frequent and asked for help finding a classic but delicious stuffing. This recipe came from Elly, her blog is linked below, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I made this and was seriously unable to control myself- I ate way more than I needed to eat. But 'tis the season, no? If you are still undecided on your Thanksgiving stuffing recipe give this a shot. I can promise you that you won't be disappointed! I personally can't wait for Thanksgiving just so I can eat this stuff again!

Source: Adapted from Cook's Illustrated by Elly from Elly Says Opa!

Yields 3-4 servings


2 Tbsp. butter

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 rib celery sliced

Heaping 1/8 tsp. sage

1/4 tsp. thyme

1/8 tsp. marjoram

2 Tbsp. fresh parsley

1/4 tsp salt

pepper to taste

3 cups dried bread in cubes
2/3 cup 
chicken stock
3 Tbsp. 
extra butter

Saute onion & celery in 2 tablespoons of butter until tender.

Add to a bowl with the herbs, s&p and bread and toss.

Pour in the stock and then put into a baking dish.

Dot with extra 3 tablespoons butter.

Bake at 400 for about 25 min.

1 comment:

  1. I just made this recipe and loved it! Definitely going in the "make again" pile.