I think the most agreed upon statement is: bread is the best food on this planet. It, like rice, is a huge staple in many of our meals. Even better, there are so many types of breads. There are the savory breads, like baguettes, ciabatta, and sourdough, there are the sweet breads, like banana bread, zucchini bread, and pumpkin bread, and so many more. One of the other amazing things about bread is the things you can do with it. You can turn stale bread into croutons, you can turn it into crumbs to bread a piece of chicken, or, my personal favorite, you can make it into Thanksgiving stuffing. Stuffing is, in my personal opinion, the best Thanksgiving food there is. It is made out of the best food in the world, bread, and is served along side the star meal of Thanksgiving, the turkey. Stuffing is used to “stuff” the Turkey and help it stay moist. The best part about stuffing is how it prevents the turkey from becoming too dry.
Stuffing is the best Thanksgiving food because of its diversity. There are so many different ways to make it, each way catering to a different person’s taste preference. For example, there are some people who, shockingly, enjoy cranberries or raisons in there turkey; these are the people who enjoy there meals to be a little more sweet. There are other recipes that call for a bunch of vegetables and for it to be more on the “vegetarian side”. There are other recipes that call for the stuffing to be baked on the side of the turkey so it won’t be as overly moist, my preferred way of enjoying it. There are so many different ways of cooking this delicious food. This is also a food that can be enjoyed by any age, children on the younger side don’t have to worry about choking and elderly people don’t need to worry about chewing without their dentures! It caters to almost everyone. You can even use gluten-free bread for those who can not eat gluten. There is no singular recipe used to make this food and, so many people get to enjoy it.
My personal favorite way to have it is to use day old white bread, so when we add the liquid it won’t get too “mushy”, add celery and onion, a ton of delicious spices, over salt it, use a way too salty chicken broth, and cook outside of the turkey. It comes out as a perfect ball of doughy, delicious, salty cooked bread, that tastes a lot better than it sounds. Stuffing is the best thanksgiving food for so many reasons. It is a staple in the traditional Thanksgiving meal and is very underrated for such a delicious food. It is, and always will be, the best food at Thanksgiving dinner.