Last year I Shared with you my get ahead of the game plan for Christmas and I feel a sense of duty to do the same this year!!
so yesterday I started off by making my Christmas stuffing.
Christmas Herb Stuffing
First part to my stress free Christmas….stuffing! I actually prefer the stuffing to the turkey!! The one I have for you is a basic herb stuffing, feel free to change it around, add or take away! Get creative. You could add other herbs, pork, bacon or cranberries.
The most important thing is, once you are done, bung it in the freezer and forget about it until 23rd!
Pour yourself a large glass of wine to celebrate having one step of a stress free Christmas dinner completed!
You could add 1 tbsp sage, 500g pork sausage meat, apricots or thyme.
1 x 800g Loaf Plain Bread (Nutty Krust) preferably a bit stale, crusts removed and broken into pieces
1 Large Onion skin and roots removed and cut into four.
70g Parsley (remove all the stems. This is roughly 2 supermarket packs)
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
You will need a nice large bowl!
In a food processor add the bread and blitz in batches. Tip each lot into your bowl.
Put the butter in a pot and place on a gentle heat to melt.
Add the onion to the food processor and blitz.
Stir the onion through the bread crumbs.
At this point I would season the stuffing with a generous amount of salt and pepper to ensure it is thoroughly incorporated.
Now blitz the parsley until it is nice and fine and stir it through your mixture.
Finally add the butter bit by bit to bind it all together. You may not need it all but it should be moist but still quite crumby looking.