Tue Nov 21st

National Stuffing Day

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, November 21st is an excellent day for National Stuffing Day on National Stuffing Day. Since we are already planning on Thanksgiving dinner, we are already thinking about the delectable turkey stuffing that is a staple part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Some cooks prefer to stuff the bird with crusts of bread, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Some people prefer to make a similar dish alongside the turkey by using the drippings to moisten the dish. Either way, each dish is a personal preference or family tradition. The first is a stuffing, but the second is referred to as a dressing.

The traditional turkey stuffing consists of bread cubes or crumbs mixed with onions, celery, salt, and pepper. Further spices and herbs, such as summer savory, sage, or poultry seasoning, add flavor and variety. Other dishes include sausage, hamburger, tofu, oysters, egg, rice, apple, raisins, or other dried fruit.

In the Roman cookbook Apicius "De Coquinaria," the first documented stuffing recipes appeared. This cookbook's bulking dish included vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts, and spelt (an old cereal). Some dishes also called for diced liver and other organ meats.

Many types of meat are often stuffed once deboned and making a pouch or cutting a slit in them, in addition to stuffing the body cavity of poultry and fish. Pork chops, meatloaf, meatballs, chicken breast, lamb chops, and beef tenderloin are just a few examples of other meats that are commonly packed.

Stuffing isn't limited to the butcher block. Vegetables make excellent containers for stuffing. Peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and cabbage are only a few of the shapely vegetables that make stuffing a popular part of your meals.

How to celebrate #nationalstuffingday

Who makes the best stuffing in your family? Who makes the best stuffing? Some families disagree on this issue and never settle the issue. That's why they end up with multiple versions on the table at the big meal. However, no one complains, though! How do you like your stuffing? Try a new dish this week. See if you can get the family to commit to breaking with tradition. Better get in the kitchen and try those stuffing recipes ahead of the big day. With this basic stuffing dish, give your stuffing a holiday flair. To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalStuffingDay.

Stuffing FAQ

Q. What is the best bread to use when making stuffing?

A. Stale white bread is the best bread to make stuffing. All the unctuous juices and savory herbs are absorbed by its fluffy porousness, resulting in a filling that allows the ingredients to meld for delicious flavor.

Q. Why does the bread have to be stale or dry?

When the juices are added, A. Dry bread absorbs more flavor and holds up better. When the wet ingredients are added, fresh bread will turn to mush.

Q. How can I quickly dry my bread to make stuffing?

A. If you forgot to dry the bread a few days before making homemade stuffing, don't be concerned. There are a few ways to make the bread at home.

First, cube the bread so that more surface area is exposed to the air.

  • Overnight: Place bread cubes in a basket or on a baking sheet and then cover with paper towels or cheesecloth. Place in a warm area and leave out overnight
  • Method of Oven: Heat oven to 250 degrees F and place a baking sheet in the oven uncovered. Bake for 30-45 minutes