Make Tasty Homemade Stuffing with Your Performance Blender
When you're preparing Thanksgiving dinner for your friends or family, you have a lot of work to do. But luckily, kitchen tools like the Oster® Versa® Performance Blender can make your job just a little bit easier. Try using this powerful blender to make the Thanksgiving staple stuffing with plenty of vegetables and herbs.
What you'll need:
- Salt and pepper
- Your favorite sliced bread
- Your performance blender
Don't go for the easy stuffing out of the box, wow your friends and family by making your own to go in the bird. The first thing you'll want to do is grab all your herbs and vegetables and get them washed and ready near the Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. You can process your vegetables one at a time or all together. Snapguide advised using some water in the jar to help them blend evenly.
Use your blender to chop up 10 stalks of celery, 1 large onion, 4 full-sized carrots and 2 gloves of garlic into medium to fine chunks. If you used a water in the jar, strain these vegetables in a colander and let them sit. Next use your performance blender to mince the fresh rosemary, thyme, sage and parsley. Drain these as well for later use.
Separately, cut your bread into small chunks - usually about 1/2 inch long cubes, but any size works. Cut until you have about 11 cups of bread chunks and toast them briefly in the oven on cooking sheets to dry them out. Next, heat your vegetables in a saucepan with butter on low heat. Stir them occasionally until tender.
Now, mix the tender, chopped vegetables, the herbs, the bread and the melted butter in a large bowl. Stir together until it's well mixed. Add salt and pepper as additional seasonings. Once your turkey is ready to be cooked, you can add your homemade stuffing. If there's any extra, cook it in a casserole dish as a good vegetarian alternative. Once it's ready, simply serve and enjoy.
There are many variations on homemade stuffing you could try to tackle as well. Food.com pointed to homemade stuffing recipes that used corn bread instead of wheat or white bread, as well as one that include pineapple for a very different taste. Others include walnuts, tofu, maple syrup, giblets and even cauliflower.
There's plenty of room to experiment with stuffing, so feel free to get creative.