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My Mom’s Old Fashioned, Turkey Stuffing, almost

My Mom's Old Fashioned, Turkey Stuffing, almost

My Mom’s Old Fashioned, Turkey Stuffing, almost

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and today, as always, I’m preparing my Mom’s Thanksgiving Stuffing, almost. The little extra added to my Turkey Stuffing that differs from my Mom’s is the addition of fresh herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, chopped up, then added in to the softened buttery onion and celery. Other than that, my Mom’s recipe and technique are the same.

In a bit of nostalgia, I found a newspaper article I had written in 1986 on Turkey Stuffing, interviewing a representative from Pepperidge Farms. I got a laugh out of the first paragraph where I referred to many people as often preferring their Mother’s Stuffing more than any other, things have not changed much for me where it regards the preparation of Turkey stuffing.

Being a food magazine addict, one of those folks who just cannot help themselves from being attracted to purchasing the newest glossy editions that line supermarkets shelves loaded with gorgeous photos prior to the holiday season spotlighting creating the best holiday meal ever, but even then, despite the annual interesting recipe variations in beautiful food magazines, Turkey Stuffing is one dish I simply do not vary.

One year I tried an interesting recipe variation with my turkey stuffing, it was quite good, and guests loved it but I really missed the simplicity and flavor of my Mom’s Old Fashioned, plain but flavorful turkey stuffing.

Today, there are lots of ready packaged bread cubes offered plain or seasoned both hard and soft and I could even use baguettes in preparation of the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing but even so, I still buy loaves of sliced white bread preparing the slices into their stale state before tearing them into coarse pieces and reserving them in a couple of long plastic containers readied for the moment of stuffing preparation.

Today my Grandson, the J-Dude helps me prepare my Mom’s Stuffing. He calls her G.G. (abbreviation for Great Grandmother.) I suppose its all about the spirit of the holiday and giving Thanks not just for what we have but more importantly who we have been blessed to have in our lives.

My Mom never really shared the same excitement for creating food as I always have, but she is certainly one of the truest, kindest, caring and most genuine individuals I have ever known and this is much to be Thankful for. And besides that, she always made really, really great Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing! Thanks Mom!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, to you and yours!

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