Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing, Using Simon and Garfunkle
Stuffing had pretty much always been one of my favorite dishes around the Hollidays. It is also one of the easiest things to make from scratch. I remember my recipe because it is Miropoix plus the Simon and Garfunkle song "Scarborough Fair," butter, chicken stock, salt and pepper, and bread.
Miropoix is just a mix of diced onions, celery, and carrots. For four servings I would probably use one large onion, two carrots, and three stalks of celery. "Scarborough Fair" is, of course, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Just like ingredients on labels use more to less of each herb in the order of the song. I use probably one bunch of diced parsley a generous amound of ground sage (lets say two tablespoons) and maybe a tablespoon each of rosemary and thyme.
Start sweating the miropoix in about two sticks of butter with the "Scarborough Fair" until the onions are transluscent. Add about a loaf of stale bread cubed (or you can turn a loaf of bread into croutons by baking it at 350). Stir evrything together well then add enough chicken stock to moisten the stuffing, and salt and pepper to taste.
This is just a fairly standard recipe. You can change to taste by using different types of bread. I think a mix of white and wheat breads works very well for this. I don't particularly like how rye bread affects the taste but some people disagree with me on that.
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