|Moms old fashioned bread stuffing|
After reading Smidgens Bits and Snippets post yesterday, Thursday Thanksgiving Question I had to share my story that relates to hers.
When I married (the first time) I used to stuff my turkey with my mom's recipe. Old fashion bread stuffing. I loved it. One time, we went to a friends house for a non-holiday turkey dinner and my boys LOVED her stuffing. I never seen them eat so much. So I asked her and she admitted to using Stove Top. She added some "fluff" to make it her own. When Thanksgiving rolled around, they kept asking me, if I was going to use, "Susie's stuffing." I added onions and celery and used turkey broth. I found I couldn't make enough - I stuffed the bird, plus I had to make a casserole of it as well, for leftovers. It was a HIT.
At times, I would try and experiment on a new recipe and they would throw a fit. WHAT have I done?
They are grown men now, and they always ask me, "Stove Top stuffing?"
Oh what difference does it make, anyway? They love it - it makes me happy that they are happy. So that is my secret recipe for stuffing.
My sister, (God rest her soul) was like this gourmet cook - and she would always joke about people who used Stove Top. I just kept my mouth shut - and never invited her for holiday dinners where I served Turkey.
One more thing that has become tradition as well...
Cranberries. I used to make homemade cranberry sauce. Easy peasy but they never liked it. So one time, my youngest asked me if we could have the "real cranberry sauce" for the next holiday. I asked him, what he meant, thinking he wanted the homemade kind. "No Mom, the one that slides out of the can."
Oh my, they're hopeless! and so am I. So I always make some homemade for my husband and I. And I always have the kind, they like - that slides from the can.