I don't know about you, but for me, the stuffing is the best part of any holiday dinner. I could eat a whole plate of stuffing and nothing else. If there is no stuffing . . . it's not a celebration in my books. Oh, and by the way, Stuffing is dressing, stuffed into the bird, and Dressing is stuffing baked outside of the bird. I make no distinction. I adore them equally, and to me they are both one and the same.
So what is it that makes this version the "Best?" It's moist and yet at the same time it has all these crunchy little bits all around the outer edges . . . I love crunchy bits.
You can make it totally ahead of time, except for the baking bit . . .just cover and put in the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature prior to baking . . .
It has the perfect balance of herbs . . . and onion . . . and celery . . .
It is easy to throw together and the most important quality of all . . . its totally delicious! In my opinion, this is the best stuffing/dressing ever. Oh, and it is totally adaptable. If you like you can add fried mushrooms, or chopped giblets, crumbled cooked sausage, etc. This dressing is a delicious canvas you can build upon.
*The Best Bread Dressing*Makes about 8 servings
Bring on the holidays. I can't wait! So much deliciousness to look forward to! Bon Appetit!