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Grandpa’s Simple Stuffing

Quick and easy, this simple stuffing was a tradition in our home. Grandpa always made it and now I make it the same way. Why mess with perfection? From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

I have always loved Thanksgiving. 
When I was growing up, it was the one time a year that my entire family would get together. Everyone would travel to my Grandparents house. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, all under one roof.
It was crowded, that was for sure. But, as a child, it was just a big adventure for me. My cousins and I would build forts in the living room with blankets and chairs. We would all pile into one bed and stay up till all hours telling stories and laughing.
My grandparents in the kitchen, creating amazing food. I can still see it like it was yesterday.
Then, 2 years ago, my father past away at Thanksgiving. 
Last year was very hard. Not only was he gone, but my kids had all moved out on their own, and Kevin and I had moved to a new home.
We hosted Thanksgiving in our new place. My son’s girlfriend and her entire family were here. There were 17 people in my home, but I felt alone. It seemed foreign, and wrong. I lost myself. 
I was actually dreading the coming of Thanksgiving this year. Letting those feelings that I pushed down last year begin to creep back into my head.
Then I found out that this week’s Sunday Supper was “Being thankful”. We were to share recipes that reminded us of things we are thankful for. I immediately thought of those amazing family memories from my childhood and knew that I had to be a part of it.
I really sat down and made myself think, and feel the feelings that I had been refusing to face.
And you know what?
I realized that I have everything in this world to be thankful for. I have wonderful memories of a family that loved big and loud. That laughed and shared so much with each other.
I have two amazing children and a man that loves me more than life itself. 
I am truly blessed.
This recipe is the one that my Grandfather made every year. It is funny because to me it isn’t Thanksgiving unless this dish is on the table.
I can remember one year, when I was a teenager, asking him why he made the same exact dish every year. Did he ever feel like he needed to change it up a bit. Make it fancier.
You know what he said?
We don’t need fancy food. We just need to love each other, and appreciate the time we have with each other to make the holiday special. It is the memories we create that will be remembered in the years to come and make us smile every time we think of them.
Amen Grandpa!!
But your stuffing still makes me smile too!

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Grandpa’s Simple Stuffing

Quick and easy, this simple stuffing was a tradition in our home. Grandpa always made it and now I make it the same way. Why mess with perfection?
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 30 mins


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 12-ounce box cubed stuffing (I use Mrs. Cubbison’s herb seasoned)
  • 4 stalks of celery with leafy tops, fine diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 8-ounce cans of sliced water chestnuts, rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt 5 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Grease a casserole dish with the tablespoon of remaining butter. To the melted butter, add the celery, onions, and some salt and pepper. Cook to tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the stuffing cubes and moisten with the stock until damp, but not wet. Fill the casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy
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  1. Yes, amen Grandpa and being thankful for all the simple things. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and enjoying your Grandpa's stuffing.

  2. I lost my Dad right before Thanksgiving, too. It makes Holidays tougher in some ways, yet more thankful in others.

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