We usually eat turkey twice a year in my family. Thanksgiving and Christmas of course. Well, here in Canada we've already celebrated our thanksgiving (in October), and my mom has informed me that she won't be making a turkey for Christmas this year. WHAT??? She said that she wants to try stuffing chicken breasts instead since they'll cook faster. The turkey always takes the longest and we end up eating really late because of it. But phew, for a second I thought she wasn't going to give us stuffing. She will, it'll just be inside the chicken instead of the turkey.
My mom has always makes the same stuffing and I love it. Lots of sage in there. I guess the flavour is a bit strong for some people, but not for me. Bring it on! One thing about my mom, is that she prefers to use dried herbs, but you could always use fresh if you like. She also uses water, but I would say chicken stock would be even better!
You may need to make more or less depending on the size of your bird. This amount will stuff a 15-20lb turkey. I think that's what we usually get.
And don't forget to eat your veggies too!
I like the part of the stuffing that's sticking out of the turkey. It gets nice and crispy.
My Mom's Traditional Bread Stuffing
- 10 slices white bread
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon dried sage (or more)
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Water or chicken stock