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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 10-09-2007, 02:45 PM   #41
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And the leftover mashed potatoes and dressing covered in gravy? Sometimes I think the day after Thanksgiving is better than Thanksgiving! LOL

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I agree! Leftover are the best! I came home after missing our turkey dinner with my brother and made cornish hen Monday...a great substitution for 2 people. I unfortunately had to make Stove Top...my girlfriend likes it
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:45 PM   #42
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Interesting. I've been eating stuffing from the turkey most years for over 40 years, since I'm using my mom's recipe with never a problem. The stuffing always comes out steaming. The dressing in the casserole just doesn't have the same flavor without the turkey juices in it.

The fact that the stuffing "...always comes out steaming." tells the tale. The stuffing got hot enough to kill off any harmful bacteria that may have been present.

When I do the dressing in a casserole, I add turkey broth to give it that 'in turkey' flavor.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:49 PM   #43
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LEFTOVERS! That's the only reason I have Thanksgiving at my house and tell everyone not to make anything - Use the cranberry relish as a spread, just a LITTLE turkey, tons of dressing, white bread - YUM Breakfast is always a bowl of slightly nuked broccoli casserole. My ex MIL made the BEST broccoli casserole!
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:54 PM   #44
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LEFTOVERS! That's the only reason I have Thanksgiving at my house and tell everyone not to make anything -
I don't blame you! The day after Thanksgiving is kind of a let-down when you eat somewhere else and don't have leftovers the next day!

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:58 AM   #45
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When I do the dressing in a casserole, I add turkey broth to give it that 'in turkey' flavor.

as well as i. another trick i employ is to use turkey sausage in the "stuffing".

while i realize that it isn't stuffed into anything, i prefer a casserole type, but still call it stuffing.

i've found i prefer to make it in a glass baking dish.

that way you can control the amount of liquid added initailly, by eye-ing it, and you will end up with a combination of a crusty surface, with a wetter bottom layer. something for everyone's tastes.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:43 PM   #46
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Stuffing & gravy are my favorites too. I do like dressing when the stuffing runs out. I like it moist with the crunchy layer. My favorite stuffing includes bread, butter, sausage, apricots, almonds, celery, onion & Grand Marnier.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:55 PM   #47
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In our family the definitions always were that "stuffing" was dryer & more "fluffy", while dressing was moister & more solid. Since dad liked stuffing & mom prefered dressing, they used to take turns every year.

Since these days Thanksgiving is just husband & I, & he's not a big stuffing/dressing fan, we roast our organic free-range bird without it & I try whatever stuffing recipe tempts my fancy every year baked in a separate casserole. Since we have a very proliferous chestnut tree on the farm, some years I use my own chestnuts for a chestnut/brandy stuffing; other years I do a cornbread variation; still others I take the easy way out with just a bag of commercial cubes with a lot of home additions. It always comes out great.

I must say though, that the one stuffing I definitely did not care for was oyster stuffing. I just couldn't warm up to the seafood/turkey thing.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:39 PM   #48
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while i realize that it isn't stuffed into anything, i prefer a casserole type, but still call it stuffing.
I guess you could say you stuffed it into the casserole!

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Old 10-14-2007, 01:56 PM   #49
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I think that the stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving. A pile of stuffing drizzled with turkey gravy seasoned with pepper would just suit me fine. I like other parts of the meal, but to me stuffing is the ultimate comfort food!!
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:02 PM   #50
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Moist and Dressing,
for those eating turkey they stuff it, I usually put it in foil and bake it, (same mix though). this year put an egg in there along with the mix just to see what it would be like. turned out well
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