Homemade "Boxed" Stuffing

Note: One of the fun things about doing this at home is that you can use an assortment of bread. When you have some lying around, just toss it into a bowl (a bowl that gets some airflow). This year I did this with whole wheat, white, potato, corn bread, and Italian bread. It makes for a fun mix.


Note: If you happen to have fresh herbs about from a garden or that you bought to use for your bird, you can use those instead of the dried herbs listed below. It's really really and really good. You'll use tablespoons in place of teaspoons-->1/2 tsp dried sage = 1/2 Tbsp fresh chopped sage)


6 C bread, dried and cubed

1 Tbsp parsley flakes

3 cubes chicken bullion

1/4 C minced onion (or about 1 Tbsp onion powder)

1/2 C dried minced celery (I skipped since I didn't have it, but I did use a bit of celery salt and then cut down the salt)

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp dried sage

1/2 tsp salt


Combine it all in a bowl. Done.


Now if you just want to make it up like that, you'll add 1/2 C water and 2 Tbsp melted butter. Combine it all together, cover it, and let it sit 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork.


However, if you'd like to take it up a notch (and if you've got 5 extra minutes to chop, it is well, well worth your time), leave it dry and follow the instructions below:


Heat 2 Tbsp butter in large skillet


Add:

1/4 C onion, finely chopped

2-3 celery stalks, chopped

the dry recipe above (or one store-bought box of stuffing mix)

1/2 C water


Stir well, cover, remove from heat.


If it's really dry, add a bit more butter or water.


Then add:


1/2 apple

1/3-1/2 C craisins


Stir in fruit and serve.


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