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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, 01:41 AM   #1
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Stuffing/Dressing Poll

Since Canada's Thanksgiving is upon us and the United States' Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I thought it would be interesting to find out about our stuffing/dressing preferences. Do you like bread, cornbread, or rice? Do you call it stuffing or dressing? Do you stuff the bird or use a casserole? Do you prefer moist or dry? Or do you do yours totally different? Check your choices and share your reasons here.



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Old 10-08-2007, 06:33 AM   #2
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Stuffing, bread, casserole.

Thanksgiving is about family and memories for me.

I make a traditional bread stuffing like my mom's. However, I don't stuff the bird as I feel it cooks better empty.

I read somewhere that it's called stuffing if it's in the bird and dressing if it's in a casserole but I'm not sure oif that's true. It's more likely a regional difference.

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Old 10-08-2007, 07:33 AM   #3
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Dressing....Cornbread (and a few biscuits) Cooked in a Casserole. (Cast iron) I prefer it moist, light and fluffy as opposed to dense, and compact. Why? It is an old family recipe, brought into the Mississippi Territory in 1803 from Georgia.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:40 AM   #4
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we call it Stuffing here in UK, and I never put it inside the cavity (it can lead to food poisoning probs). I doo it separate but in the same dish as the roast, I like it moist inside and a little crunchy in places around the edge.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:26 AM   #5
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I call it stuffing, I stuff the bird, I like it moist but not wet, I use both bread crumbs (course dry) and wild rice together. I usually make it quite savory with pecans and sausage or pancetta too. And the usual celery and onion.

But if I'm stuffing a salmon, I like curried bread and veggie stuffing with shrimp! oh yum!
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:39 AM   #6
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Seems to be one of the best uses for chopped chestnuts and pork sausage.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:00 AM   #7
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If I stuff it into something I call it stuffing - if I bake it in a casserole or skillet I call it dressing. That's how I learned to call it from my grandmas.

I never stuff a turkey but I do stuff pork chops and chickens,

I like my dressing moist but not wet - and it's perfect if it comes out with a nice crunchy top surface.

When I do a turkey at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas I do two dressings, one bread with mushrooms and oysters and the other cornbread with pecans and either smoked bacon or pork sausage. Pork chops usually get cornbread, chickens can go either way ... but I also like to stuff them with crawfish and rice.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:09 AM   #8
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I don't like stuffing.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:15 AM   #9
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I use a slowcooker for my dressing/stuffing (either term for me). Bread cubes, pork sausage, celery, onions, garlic, lots of herbs. Yum.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:46 AM   #10
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Dressing, cornbread AND bread, casserole, moist!

Andy's right. Thanksgiving is all about memories, and this does it for me. In fact, on the occasions when I have dinner at someone else's house, the food item that I miss most is the Dressing.

This year, I'm missing Thanksgiving altogether. I'll be in France taking an advanced course in Gastronomy at LCB and University of Reims. I'm betting we won't be having "Dinde" on November 22nd.... and I'm planning to make a Thanksgiving dinner when I get back!

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