Turkey? Check. Various vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans, etc.? Check. Greens (deserves a special mention)? Check. Desserts you’ve been dreaming about for a while? Check. And in Dallas Thanksgiving tradition, the Cowboys playing? TBD on how fans feel about that right now. (That’s a whole other blog post). Now here’s the question: Stuffing or Dressing?
My mom makes an AMAZING dressing. Yes, I said dressing. Cornbread at that. And it’s damn good. But when I hear folks talk about their menus on television, they talk about stuffing. Ok, maybe it’s not a big thing or a great difference but growing up hearing dressing means something to me.
Few can tell you the difference between dressing and stuffing. I think it has to do with a Northern/Southern thing. But mostly, it’s the same except for the ingredients. Variations includes: oysters, rice, apples, cranberries, dates…You name it and it’s an ingredient.
Luckily, I learned how to make a close rendition of her dressing but it’s not the same. Probably because someone else is making it. And with the holiday just around the corner, it’s one of her staples I miss so much.
I think I will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday too, with a small version of my mom’s table. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
And don’t forget the gravy.