Can you really save money by making your own stuffing mix?
Homemade Stuffing Seasoning Mix
1/2 tsp each ground sage, dried savory and poultry seasoning
1 tsp instant vegetarian chicken bouillon granules
1 Tbsp dried chopped celery
2 tsp dried minced onion
2 tsp dried parsley leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp ground pepper
Cut a 6″ square of heavy duty foil. Place all the ingredients in center of foil. Fold the foil to make an airtight package.
Label with date and contents. Store in a cool, dry place.
Makes: 1 package seasoning mix
Use within 6 months
1 1/4 cups water
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 package Stuffing Seasoning Mix (recipe above)
4 cups partially dried 1/2″ bread cubes
In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter or margarine and Stuffing Seasoning Mix. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium, simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the bread cubes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly.
Cover; remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Serves: 4 to 6
Whole Wheat Stuffing: Substitute 2 cups partially dried whole wheat bread pieces for half of the bread cubes.
Cornbread Stuffing: Use 3 cups crumbled cornbread for bread cubes.
Nut Stuffing: Add 1/4 cup walnuts or diced water chestnuts.