Friday, October 11, 2019

Vegetable Bread Stuffing | Recipe + Thanksgiving Plans

It is now Autumn which usually means that the leaves have started falling, the world has slowly begun to cool down again and one of the events that define fall as a Canadian is thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is coming up next week and I thought it would be great to share one of my favorite recipes that is easy to make and delicious to eat and can be made for Christmas, Easter and other holidays.

Vegetable Bread Stuffing.

So it has been quite a while since I've shared a recipe, especially a non-sugar based one. Though I like to bake I am not a big fan of cooking. I do it because it has to be done but I don't love it, therefore I don't have many recipes to share.  This recipe is special to me (because it took a lot of perfection) and so I thought I would share it with you.

Plans

Next week is Canadian Thanksgiving and so planning for the holiday has been underway for a while. In my household, I'm usually the one that decides what the dessert will be and other side dishes for all the holidays let it be Christmas, New Years and so on. I love baking desserts as much as I love eating them!


My plans for this year are pretty simple. This year I'll be making a brownie trifle and some cakes. Sweets are some of my loves and I absolutely love trifles, I've even shared a recipe on here that is super easy to make as all the ingredients come from a box!  One of my favorite dishes, to both eat and make, is stuffing (the reason for this post)

Related post: 18 Things To Do This Fall


We usually try to invite a family over for the meal who is either alone or is their first time celebrating the holiday to show them how it is. Although most of the day is stressful because of the cooking and getting ready it is so worth it. Being with friends while eating delicious food makes for great memories.
Now on to the recipe!

Vegetable Bread Stuffing

Stuffing is usually an integral part of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and sometimes Easter, and for the last couple of years I have been trying to perfect the dish. This recipe is perfect for all the special meals through the year as it does not require anything special and is easy-ish to make.

This recipe is perfect for beginners and is delicious! My family loves it, even my dad who doesn't like stuffing, and I'm sure your family will too. It is not too complicated and can be done the day prior to the big meal. 


My only tip/advice is that since only 3/4 cup is used of chicken broth, is to either save it and make a broth afterward or have another dish that requires the broth also, so it will not go to waste.

*Note: the pictures of the food in the pot were made with cut hot dogs to make it more "wow", but then the "real" pictures of the stuffing in the baking dish were done afterwards just with the recipe below.

About 50-60 minutes (including the 40 minutes of cooking)

Materials:

  • 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) baking dish
  • 4-quart Dutch oven pot 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • any type of seasoning work, as long as you like the taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups soft bread cubes (10 to 15 slices) 
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth


Directions:


1. Preheat the oven at 350℉.  On the stove place a Dutch oven pot on low-medium, add the butter.

    • It doesn't matter if the pot is not a Dutch oven one, as long as it is big and can support all of the ingredients without overspilling.

2. On a cutting board chop the celery and onion into small pieces. Add them to the pot, when they are soft add the thyme leaves, seasoning, and salt. Mix well.


3. When all is well mixed, slowly add in the bread cubes. Mix the vegetables and bread until the bread is soaked with the mixture.
    • If the mixture seems to be too dry add a 1/4 more of broth until the bread is soaked but not fully immersed in the liquid.

4. Once everything is soaked through, slowly add it to the baking dish. Make sure everything is evenly spread then cover it with tin foil.

5. Place in oven for about 20 minutes, take out and remove foil then place back to bake for another 20-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and when sticking a knife in it comes clean.

6. Take out of oven and let cool for five minutes and then it is ready to eat!




That's it! I hope you like it and since its fairly easy-ish it could easily become a go-to dish. It can be made days before the big event and freezed, so when it's time to eat you just place it in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Will you be making any special dishes? 


Til next week,
Happy Thanksgiving from your Canadian blogger!

7 comments:

  1. Hi! Great idea, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!

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  2. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks interesting, thanks for sharing!

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  4. That stuffing sounds so yummy! I enjoy stuffing! This sounds like a great meat free option. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Hope you have a great thanksgiving xxx

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  5. That looks good, I never eat stuffing too except when it's done properly and with nice ingredients.

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