#302 – Happy Thanksgiving from 365Atlanta – What I’m Thankful For & A “Secret” Family Recipe


A big, hearty Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from 365Atlanta.com!

Whatever you’re doing today, take a moment to count your blessings and think about what you’re thankful for. Here’s one thing I’m always thankful for on Thanksgiving:

Every Thanksgiving since I can remember, we’ve betty-crocker-good-easy-cookbook-cook-book-1954-first-edition-second-printing had my grandmother’s stuffing with our turkey. It’s actually Betty Crocker’s Bread Stuffing, but it’s been a part of every Thanksgiving dinner I’ve ever eaten (except one, but we won’t talk about that one!). It’s not Thanksgiving without my grandmother’s (and Betty’s) stuffing!

So I’m going to share it with you this year, straight from my grandmother’s First Edition copy of Betty Crocker’s Good and Easy Cook Book. It may be too late for you to enjoy it today – for Thanksgiving – but I’m guessing you your own version that is a must-have today. Instead, save it for another day – but trust me, you’ll love it!

Bread Stuffing
from Betty Crocker’s Good and Easy Cook Book

1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup butter or other fat
4 cups very dry bread cubes or crumbs
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
sage or poultry seasoning to taste
1 tsp. crumbled herbs to suit taste: thyme, marjoram, rosemary
hot water or stock

Cook onion [and celery]  in butter until soft and yellow; stir in some of the cubes and heat until light brown. Mix lightly into remaining  cubes and seasonings [the secret is to use all of the herbs listed: poultry seasoning, sage, thyme, marjoram and rosemary – this is what gives the stuffing it’s amazing flavor]. For dry stuffing, add little or no liquid. For moist stuffing, add just enough liquid to moisten.

Spread in a shallow pan and bake at 325 degrees for the last 30 minutes your turkey is roasting, until golden brown and crisp on top.

Enjoy – and Happy Thanksgiving from 365Atlanta.com!

Photo credit: “Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard” by riptheskull on flickr.com


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