With just under one week left until Thanksgiving, I’m wrapping up my Family Favorites: 10 Holiday Side Dish series. I saved my favorite holiday side dish for the last…Grandma’s Stuffing.
For starters, I think this is the best stuffing ever. I used to not like it when I was a kid. For some strange reason I didn’t think that raisins and apples needed to be mixed in with the stuffing (my dad still feels the same way). So my grandma would always make two pans, one with the raisins and apples and one without. But now I think that stuffing is missing something if there isn’t raisins and apples in it!
Making this stuffing for this post was the first time I’d actually ever made it. My grandma was always the one that made it at Thanksgiving, but she passed away this year and is terribly missed by her big family and lots of friends. We’re going to be celebrating Thanksgiving at my parent’s house this year, so we will have to carry on the tradition of making her stuffing (one with raisins and apples and one without) there!
Over the years, I was lucky enough to have gotten some of my favorite recipes from my grandma. I’ve shared a few before, the Sour Cream Apple Pie and Grandma’s Oatmeal Raisin Bread. This stuffing recipe ranks right up there with being one of my favorite recipes from her!
As you know the past few weeks I’ve been talking about the Thankful 4 Ag campaign. I am teaming up with Bayer CropScience who is partnering with Feeding America to help bring awareness and raise money for people and families who struggle with hunger. This time of the year is really special for families when they get together and celebrate the holidays, a lot of the times these gatherings are centered around food. But 1 out of every 6 people in America are facing hunger issues. So to help with this, every time someone goes to the Thankful 4 Ag website and creates a digital meal with four of his or her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, Bayer will donate 10 meals to Feeding America this holiday season. As of this afternoon, 40,700 meals have been donated already!
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 8 cups dry bread cubes
- 2 apples, chopped
- ¾ cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- 2-3 cups chicken broth
- Cooked giblets
- Cook giblets until tender and chop finely. Saute onion and celery in butter.
- Combine all ingredients and place in a 9x14 pan or casserole dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Enjoy!