Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pineapple Stuffing - Joanne's Savory Summary

This week, it turns out that not only was the recipe unorthodox but also my savory summary follow up post is as well.  Easter this year was a big deal for me.  Not only was it my first Easter as a married lady but also I had the privilege of hosting my in-laws, sister-in-law, and my parents.  David and I currently live in an adorable (read: small-ish) two bedroom town home which, while plenty big enough for us, lacks some crucial seating space for holiday entertaining.  So it comes as no surprise that David and I were running to Ikea for more chairs Easter morning followed by 2 hours of assembly while I prepped the meal.  In the end, it all worked out and Easter dinner was a success filled with lots of wine, great conversation, and full bellies.  Onto to reviewing the pineapple stuffing...
Seating for 3 more coming right up!

I went with a classic white bread for my stuffing at my Mom's recommendation.  I left out 7 slices on a baking sheet overnight to make sure they were sufficiently stale.  Since we were eating at 5, I started my prep work on the stuffing at about 3:00.  I wanted to make sure everything was timed correctly so it was ready at the same time, the mark of a truly great hostess and a skill I am still perfecting.  The prep process for this recipe was extremely easy and I was quickly finished folding in the bread crumbs.  I think I may added too much bread since it just covered the bread without any juice leftover.

Pineapple Stuffing
Photo Credit - MomWhoThink.com

I popped the stuffing into oven at about 3:45 along with the ham and brussel sprouts.  I long for the days of having a dual oven.  Someday in the kitchen of my dreams!  I checked on the stuffing whenever I shook the brussel sprout pan.  At about 4:45, the stuffing looked golden and juicier than it did when I originally put it in.  This was a huge relief since I was nervous about being left with a dry, caramelized mess.  Unfortunately, in the holiday madness I forgot to take a picture of my finished product so I Googled for a close resemblance.  In the end, there was not one small crumb left in the pan.  My father-in-law even said this was the only stuffing he's ever liked in his entire life.  If that's not a compliment, I don't know what is!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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