When we talk about Thanksgiving, we tend to put much of our focus on glorifying the meal’s turkey, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. While most consider stuffing to be a Thanksgiving staple, it’s definitely taken for granted and under-praised, if noticed at all. I don’t think it gets nearly as much attention as it truly deserves.
But stuffing is important because it greatly enhances the turkey, which many have rightly pointed out can be much blander without it and the crucial cranberry sauce. However, since there are so many foods that Thanksgiving offers — potatoes, beans, soups, turkey, endless desserts — stuffing can’t be overloaded with tempting fall ingredients. The stakes are high in creating stuffing: it must enhance the meal, but not overwhelm or take away from the flavours of the other foods. This recipe has just the right amount of ingredients to make it delicious, but not overstuffed to detract you from enjoying other parts of the meal.
- 1 can vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)