Preparing delicious food for your Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to break the bank. Get creative with ingredients from your neighborhood Family Dollar, and you’ll find you might make a dish to outshine the former Thanksgiving favorite—the turkey! Using easy to find staples and a few fresh ingredients, this homemade stuffing recipe embraces the best of the season.
Ingredients for stuffing:* Loaf of bread ½ stick of butter or margarine 1 c. chopped onion 1 c. chopped celery 1 c. chopped apple * 3 TB raisins * 3 TB almonds * ½ c. applesauce (or a 4 oz. pre-sized cup) 1 c. broth 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ½ teaspoons Bell’s Seasoning (or make your own version using the many spices available at Family Dollar by using this recipe: http://tinyurl.com/8fey4te)
items with a * were purchased at Family Dollar
Step One: You’ll need a loaf of stale bread. Since the bread at Family Dollar was fresh, I mimicked it by toasting the slices in a single layer at 300 degrees in the oven. Check every few minutes until it has a dry and ‘stale’ consistency. Once cool enough to handle, cut into cubes; I used kitchen shears to make this job easy. You could also leave the bread out overnight to make it ‘stale.’ Add cubes to large baking dish.
Step Two: Melt butter (or margarine) in large skillet. Add in onion, celery, apple, raisins, and almonds. Cook until the vegetables are soft.
Step Three: Turn off heat. Stir in chicken broth, applesauce, and salt. Pour over the bread cubes in the baking dish, and stir until evenly coated.
Step Four: Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Bake for 15 more minutes uncovered if you like the top a little crunchy, or covered if you prefer it totally moist.
Step Five: Move over turkey, there’s a new Thanksgiving star in town!