Every now and then I come to a realization making something familiar seem like a new discovery. So it’s been with stuffing this week.
In Praise of Stuffing
In anticipating Thanksgiving dinner, I’ve realized that, for me, it’s really about the stuffing. Some people call it “dressing,” and that doesn’t really matter. Calling it “stuffing” does make me feel slightly gluttonous, (not to be confused with “glutenous”) so maybe “dressing” is better. Regardless of the label, everything else is just a vehicle to bring stuffing to the table.
- Mashed potatoes?= Another carb that looks more pure, so that the stuffing doesn’t seem like the main filler.
- Cranberry sauce? = A bright color beside the stuffing, so that it isn’t accused of being bland.
- Gravy? = A substance used to get more stuffing to stick together on the fork.
- Rolls? = Bigger chunks of un-torn bread, so that stuffing isn’t just considered a bread.
- Turkey? = A protein that invites the stuffing, so the whole meal isn’t given a zero for nutritional value.
And the day after Thanksgiving? A day to fry up a pan full of leftover stuffing for breakfast. Just being honest.
In a time when we’re all trying to be more intentional about giving thanks for little things, I want to give thanks for the too often overlooked main character of Thanksgiving: STUFFING!
What do YOU love at the Thanksgiving table?
Here’s what I love THE MOST at our Thanksgiving table … My sweet family!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)
Blessed Thanksgiving to you!