Stuff This!

It has been, and will continue to be, a year of ‘firsts’ for this old school bachelor as he embraces (with open arms) simple domesticity in all its humble glory.  Among these new experiences was my first opportunity to stuff a turkey; something I haven’t exactly embraced up until this point as it also required me to put my hand up a turkey’s tuckus.  Besides, what dude cooks an entire turkey for himself?  Originally, I might have thought that letting me near a turkey was about as good an idea as having R. Kelly coach girls volleyball, but not wanting to let my new ‘family’ down, I sucked it up and got down to business, namely, jamming fistfuls of bread stuffing up a dead bird’s ass.

Nope! No Easter Eggs hidden in here…

Yes, it was a particularly special Easter Sunday after having already spent the evening prior cleaning out and prepping our desired holiday entrée; as you can see, I was absolutely thrilled over the whole washing out and removing of the giblets n’ other nasty shit from the deepest darkest recesses of the turkey carcass.  And, even after routing around for a while, not a single Easter Egg was found, just a big ‘ol bag of nasty.  Total rip or what?

One bag o’ nasty.

However, that’s not to say that one can’t have a little fun in the process.


So, here it is, actual documentary footage of me stuffing my first holiday turkey.  However, please excuse the bad hair as I had just completed my Easter morning bike ride moments prior and, apparently, was still rocking the “helmet head” look.  But, hey, how good does one have to appear while fisting poultry?


Lastly, for future reference, here is the actual recipe for ‘Great Grandma’s Bread Stuffing’:

  • 4 – ½ cups white bread cubes
  • 1 – ½ cup chopped celery (we chose to omit)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 – ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 – ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 egg
  1.  Sauté; onions in melted butter.
  2. Mix together bread cubes, celery, baking powder, sautéed onions, paprika, salt, poultry seasoning, and slightly beaten egg.  Mixture will be dry.
  3. Pack lightly into uncooked turkey.  Roast as directed.
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  1. Jan

     /  May 1, 2012

    I’m astonished! I learned about adding baking powder from turkey stuffer Terry Nash! Naaaa I must have been dreaming!


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