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View Poll Results: How Do You Like Your Stuffing/Dressing?
I call it stuffing. 73 57.94%
I call it dressing. 41 32.54%
I prefer bread. 53 42.06%
I prefer cornbread. 32 25.40%
I prefer rice. 7 5.56%
I stuff the bird. 39 30.95%
I use a casserole. 57 45.24%
I like my stuffing/dressing moist. 96 76.19%
I like my stuffing/dressing dry. 11 8.73%
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:48 AM   #11
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I call ours stuffing and if the whole family gets here we get a big turkey and stuff the turkey. But if it's just the 2 of us I'll get a breast and put the stuffing in a casserole dish. We usually use day old bread torn up in chunks and pressure cook the neck, gizzard, and heart and chop those up in the stuffing (I fry up the liver and Dad and I share the liver), add in some celery, onions, various herbs, and then add a small can of oysters (cut up) to it. We use the water from the pressure cooker, and some of the oyster juice in the stuffing to keep it moist. One thing I can't stand is dry stuffing. Yummy!
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:54 AM   #12
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Dressing, Cornbread, Casserole (actually a cast iron skillet), and fairly compact and dry. I like to spoon my delicious gravy over the dressing, mashed potatoes, and meat.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:03 PM   #13
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Stuffing, bread, casserole, moist.

I might go the dryer route for some this year - I do recall having a nice crust on the outside one year that was deeeeelish!!!

I'm another one that thinks if it's stuffed it's stuffing - if it's in a casserole it's dressing
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:19 PM   #14
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I don't like stuffing.
How un-American! LOL Just teasing! That just means there's more for me!

I love the huge variety of responses! It just proves that we can all be kind of the same, yet different at the same time.

A couple of you mentioned tradition. I will try new things most days of the year, but unless I am visiting someone on Thanksgiving, my Thanksgiving dinner is exactly the same every year--exactly the way I love it. Our Thanksgiving meal is the same one I grew up with. Turkey, dressing (I waver and sometimes call it dressing and sometimes stuffing, although we have never stuffed the bird--I think it depends on who I am talking to and what they call it), mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar on them, gellied cranberry sauce, cranberry salad, Waldorf salad, yeast rolls, fruit salad, black and green olives, and pumpkin pie. We always had peas with all of this until the year my mom cooked them in the microwave and we found them hours after we ate, and no one had noticed they were missing! LOL I still make them sometimes, but not always. I also include other kinds of pies sometimes (pecan, cherry, or apple), but pumpkin is a must. (Don't worry Alix, if you ever visit us on Thanksgiving, I will make sure to have something in addition to the pumpkin pie just for you!). I keep my Thanksgiving menu, recipes, and shopping list all in a Word file so I can pop them all up with a click and don't have to go looking. I don't need a recipe for most of it, but if I don't use that shopping list, I will forget something and have to go back!

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Old 10-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #15
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Stuffing/dressing is my absolute favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner. With turkey, I love a good bread dressing, with sage, onion, celery, giblets, and breadfast sausage, all moistened with turkey broth. If I'm making dressing for cornish game hens, or chicken, it's brown rice, wild rice, celery, thyme, and onion, usually flavored with chicken broth.

For pork, it can be either cornbread or bread based, again with sage, and possibly some chopped fruit, such as apple, or peaches.

If placed on top of a pork crown roast, I like a rice and fruit dressing. For Beef rouladen, it has to be a sage-based bread stuffing.

There are so many applications for good stuffing/dressing/forcemeat. Stuffed veggies, stuffed fowl, stuffed pork, stuffed beef roasts, etc.

After Thanksgiving is done, there is no better snack than a turkey and dressing sandwich with Miracle Whip salad dressing on whole wheat. Yum!

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Old 10-08-2007, 03:24 PM   #16
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If it was shoved up the bird's butt, it's stuffing, but if it was cooked in a dish next to the bird, it's dressing. I prefer cornbread but will eat plain bread too, and I want mine cooked inside the bird, but my former S.O. refused to eat anything that came from inside a turkey, so I ate stuffing and she got dressing! Both stuffing and dressing should be moist enough so that if you grab a handful and squeeze it, it stays together.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:26 PM   #17
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Stuffing, bread, casserole (no thank you to food poisoning) and wet.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:28 PM   #18
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Moist, stuffed, bird.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:15 PM   #19
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I have to say that I ate stuffing for better than twenty years, that is, the stuff that was cooked inside the bird. That's how my Mom made it; that's how my Dad made it, and that's how my Grandpa made it. I never once got food poisoning from anything I ate at home or at my grandparents. Indeed, I'm still trying to capture that wonderful flavor they achieved. Mine is good, but not as good as their's was. But then again, I'm speaking strictly about bread stuffing. I blow them out of the water with other variations, such as rice or cornbread.

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Old 10-08-2007, 05:33 PM   #20
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I have to say that I ate stuffing for better than twenty years, that is, the stuff that was cooked inside the bird. That's how my Mom made it; that's how my Dad made it, and that's how my Grandpa made it. I never once got food poisoning from anything I ate at home or at my grandparents. Indeed, I'm still trying to capture that wonderful flavor they achieved. Mine is good, but not as good as their's was. But then again, I'm speaking strictly about bread stuffing. I blow them out of the water with other variations, such as rice or cornbread.

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