It is National Stuffing Day today! It seems like there are few people on the fence about stuffing--you have your die-hards who make gallons of it every year and eat leftovers for weeks after Thanksgiving, Or you have the people who, like my sister, don't like "soggy bread."
I'm a little more on the "gallon" side myself.
I hesitate to share a recipe with you because if you are a die-hard fan, you probably have your traditional Thanksgiving recipes that you are unwilling to part with. But every now and then, it's good to try something new, because maybe that's the next favorite tradition that's waiting around the corner.
Years ago, when I spent my first Thanksgiving alone--over 700 miles from my family, in fact--I decided to still celebrate. I baked a turkey and dressing and whipped up some cranberry sauce.
The only problem was that I had absolutely none of the time-tested recipes for all of this. Instead, I Googled the best way to roast a turkey, followed the recipe on the bag of the cranberries, and searched online for a stuffing recipe.
I had a winner Thanksgiving that year (despite being away from family). And this convinced me that sometimes it's good to try new things. Every year, from that year to this, I've made this stuffing recipe because it's so incredible.
Just this past year, I changed things up again and made this apple rye stuffing (along with the other kind, of course, That one is too good to just leave out).
Both recipes have my full endorsement, and if you're in the mood to switch things up this Thanksgiving, either of these would be a good addition to your menu.