We had a great weekend. Todd took me to a good restaurant on Friday, Fuzz’s friend AK stayed over on Saturday, my sister dropped in for a surprise visit on Sunday and hooray — I got all the Thanksgiving shopping done. All that, and I discovered an incredible new tea which I plan to write about later.
But back to Thanksgiving. Most of the menu is nailed down, but I can’t decide on a stuffing. To make matters more difficult, the contest web site I read had a link to a page with Winning Stuffing Recipes with recipes from some of my friends from the contest world.
…..and then there are the Emeril stuffing winners. The grand prize winner looks delicious and has an Italian theme, but the finalists look good too. Plantation stuffing is very similar to the stuffing I usually make and more traditional, while Maria’s stuffin’ muffins put a spin on the shape. Seafood lovers will like this one, but in the end, I’ll probably go with, is Ace’s Southern Cornbread Dressing. I voted for Ace’s stuffing because Ace is a friend of a friend and that friend asked me to. After I voted, I got an email from Ace himself saying “thanks for the vote” which was nice. Turns out he’s also the father of a long lost high school friend of mine. So there’s a good story there.
However, if I make Ace’s stuffing, I won’t get to try this stuffing I’ve been curious about for the past 5 days. Check it out. Slow Cooker Stuffing. What a great way make room in the big oven. And the reviewers on allrecipes.com seemed to like it. That is, all the reviewers who did not dump in all the broth at once. I might try making a half batch today.
What’s funny is only two people at our holiday table will be eating stuffing.