A quarter century birthday and stuffing!

by Nicole on November 30, 2009

Good Morning! Happy Monday to everyone! Can you believe today is that last day in November?? I love the last day of November because it is MY BIRTHDAY (and today is CYBER Monday)! Today I am the big 2-5!

I’ve had a great week of celebrating my birthday, starting with Wednesday with the balloons, Danny and dinner.

AND THEN…I got this…and my birthday was even better!

We had Chinese food and a TCBY cake with my family.

And then I got my haircut to go out to my girlfriends Saturday night.
And we had cookies and Susie made an ah-mazing cake (sorry no pic) that she is going to guest blog about..right Sus??

I still have a couple of other birthday things to do…like I am sure my students have something planned for me today. It’s really cute, they plan everything on their own and then walk around giggling and laughing for days before.

So as for a recipe today, I still have a couple from Thanksgiving that I want to share. This is an incredible stuffing, made from scratch. I got the idea from Jessica from How Sweet Eats. (I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog. She is an incredible baker and cook.) Also Angelia from Southern Grace Gourmet emailed me some stuffing ideas too…and she is also an unbelievable cook with fabulous recipes!

Celery, onion, apple put through the food processor. (Next time I probably would make the pieces bigger than this…but it was my first time using a food processor so this happened…)
I made the bread from scratch with my bread machine. It was very easy. I made one loaf Tuesday and one loaf Wednesday. Then we cut the break into chunks.

Easy Whole Wheat Stuffing from HowSweetEats.com

Serves 2-4 people

4-6 slices whole grain Tuscany bread

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 one celery stalk, chopped

1/4 sweet onion, chopped

1/2 honeycrisp apple, chopped

1/4 teaspoon rosemary

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon parsley

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup chicken stock (or veggie stock)

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut bread into chunks – whatever size you desire. Lay on a baking sheet on toss with rosemary, thyme, and parsley, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toast for about 10-15 minutes, un just until golden brown.

While the bread is toasting, sprinkle nutmeg, and a bit of salt and pepper on chopped celery, onion, and apple. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add apple and veggies to pan. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5-10 minutes.

Combine bread and celery mixture in a small baking dish. Add chicken stock, tossing a few times to coat. Bread should be moist, but not soggy.

Bake covered at 350 for 20-30 minutes.


This was the BEST stuffing I have ever had. Thanks for the recipe ideas!

So Susie let me know when you will guest blog..I know you’re reading this. (Do it for your wife-friend! :) )

Have a great Cyber Monday and last day of November!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill@QuarterLifeWellness November 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

That coat is so hot! Love it! Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!


Christine November 30, 2009 at 9:49 am




Jessica November 30, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Hey girl!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and thanks for linking me! Glad you liked the stuffing. :)


Simply Life December 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Happy Birthday! That stuffing looks great!


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