National Stuffing Day
Celebrated annually on every November 21st, the National Stuffing Day is all about prepping your favorite stuffing as Thanksgiving is just around the corner! whether you are getting ready for preparing your first Thanksgiving dinner or just love the stuffing or want to keep the stuffing tradition alive, the day is all yours!
|2020||21th November||Friday||United States|
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Why National Stuffing Day?
The concept of stuffing was first recorded in the Roman Cookbook – Apicius “De Re Coquinaria.” This cookbook included many stuffing recipes that mostly used vegetables, spices, nuts, herbs, and an old cereal -Spelt. A few recipes also comprised of varied organ meat.
Stuffing is a common practice during Thanksgiving! It is followed as a tradition in many households for Thanksgiving dinners! However, not everyone likes stuffing. So they prepare something similar to stuffing and use it to moisten the food, generally known as dressing.
Typically turkey is stuffed for Thanksgiving dinners. But stuffing is not limited to Turkey alone! It is extended to other Poultry, fish, and other cuts of meat that are deboned before stuffing too. The most common meats to be stuffed are Chicken breast, Pork chops, meatballs, meatloaf, beef tenderloin, and lamb chops!
However, there is no one single way to prepare your stuffing! The stuffing may commonly include a combination of dried bread crumbs or bread cubes with Celery, Onions, Salt, and Pepper.
Spices and herbs such as Thyme, Sage, Summer Savory, or other seasonings are added to enhance the flavor. A few other Recipes may add rice, eggs, sausages, oysters, tofu, raisins, and other dry fruits too.
The good news about stuffing is, it is not limited to meat alone! Vegetables such as tomatoes, Cabbage, Zucchini, Eggplant, Artichokes, Jalapenos, and Peppers among other vegetables can also be stuffed with various delicious stuffing!
Stuffing is one of the best ways to enjoy food this holiday season! All you need to do is mix a few favorite ingredients and stuff them into another favorite food and there you go- your stuffing is ready! You are now ready to celebrate the National Stuffing Day!
How Can We Celebrate National Stuffing Day?
- Try making your favorite stuffing!
Is there a favorite Grandma’s or Mom’s stuffing recipe you have loved eating as you grew up? Give your favorite stuffing recipe a try and cherish all the nostalgia as you enjoy the prepping and tasting! Share the pictures on Social media using hashtags #NationalStuffingDay and #StuffingDay
- Throw a Stuffing’s only Party!
Invite friends and family for a Stuffing’s only party! encourage everyone to make a different version of stuffing and celebrate tasting all the varieties!
- Learn a new stuffing recipe that’s viral on the internet!
Check out the internet for the best stuffing recipes that are being tried by many people out there! take the opportunity to learn a new recipe today and celebrate by sharing it with friends, family, and on social media to encourage them to celebrate National Stuffing Day!
- Get Creative with leftovers!
You don’t have to worry about leftovers in your refrigerator! Celebrate the National Stuffing Day by combining all your leftovers to create a delicious stuffing. Stuff them in meat or vegetables and bake it up for a piping hot-delicious-stuffing-leftover-recipe!
Interesting Facts About National Stuffing Day
Here a few fun facts about “Stuffing” to add more to your National Stuffing Day Celebrations!
- In 1972, the Stove Top brand founded the popular boxed stuffing. Around Thanksgiving, they sell nearly 60 million boxed stuffing!
- Studies show that nearly 50% of the US population stuff their Thanksgiving bird!
- The South Americans like cornbread stuffing while the other parts of the US prefer white bread. And of course, the ingredients combined with the bread also vary with region and people.
- No supporting evidence was found to prove that Stuffing was present on the menu at the first Thanksgiving!
- Stuffing can be traced back to the ancient Roman Empire, where the first stuffing recipes were recorded for stuffed chicken, pork, rabbit, etc. in an ancient cookbook Apicius “De Re Coquinaria.”
- Most stuffing recipes include bread!
- turkey or chicken broth is used for moistening stuffing that includes bread. However, using apple cider instead of the broth gives a sweet flavor!
History Of National Stuffing Day
The Creator and the Origin of the National Stuffing Day are unknown. Our research also did not reveal any Presidential claims declaring November 21st as National Stuffing Day. People across the US celebrate it as an unofficial fun food holiday.