How Creative Can You Get With Stuffing?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
January 3, 2012 12:39am CST
This Christmas my sister in law served stuffing with our ham dinner. It was amazing. Not the boring old stuffing. And it was so simple. She just added finely cut sausage links and a chopped-up Granny apple. Fine dining. What, if anything, do you add to your stuffing. Or do you make your stuffing from scratch. Mmmmm, homemade is always the best.
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@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 12
My grandmother cut up the gizzard of the turkey and apples and put them in the stuffing. Onions and lots of them are always a good addition. You can also add celery and even some carrots if you want. Used to make it all from scratch.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 12
Oh finally a recipe with the gizzards. Every year, like most people I suspect, we throw away those gizzards. I just won't tell people I put it in the stuffing. These are wonderful additions to plain stuffing. I will have to blog about all of this.
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@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jan 12
My grandmother fixed the stuffing with the gizzard and apples in it for many years before I ever even knew it. You can't taste it in the stuffing at all and it is the best.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I ususually get someone else to make it I cook all the other things
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jan 12
Wow, that's a lot to cook. Kudos to you Lakota.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Jan 12
yup is but as I smoke the meat I can get the other stuff done too an usually put the corn and tates on th gril to the most work is the deviled eggs and keeping charcol in the smokers
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
4 Jan 12
thank actually sounds very good, I make a potato stuffing with onions and lot of sage or poultry seasoning.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 12
Aww man, I'm thinking we should do Thanksgiving and Christmas again. I'm writing all these ideas down for next time. Thanks winterose.
@GardenGerty (102593)
• United States
3 Jan 12
At times we make extra, chop the turkey in it and serve it with gravy. Onions go in of course. My brother did almonds. we have done chestnuts. Apples are always great in stuffing. Raisins can be if you enjoy that little bit of sweetness, or other dried fruit like apricots are good as well.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 12
Chestnuts sound interesting and I've never heard of adding dried fruits. Very interesting indeed.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I have done that and also apple and chopped pecans too. A good stuffing can really make the meal!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 12
Absolutely, it makes the meal for sure. So the more interesting and tasty we can make it the better.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I have an aunt who always makes an oyster stuffing during the holidays. It is just so good. I've not got her recipe but I'm sure I could find one on the internet somewhere. I'm not particularly fond of the old boring stuff either. I always make mine from scratch. From the bread crumbs to the stock, it's all homemade. As you say, very fine dining.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jan 12
Oyster stuffing. Oh my! That just sounds divine. I will definitely look that up on the web. Would love to have your stuffing from scratch recipe. Just sayin'.