Stuffing Vs. Dressing

Good morning! 

As we begin our school Thanksgiving break this afternoon, I’m curious as to whether each of you eat stuffing or dressing. A term used interchangeably for the bread mixture that accompanies most of our Thanksgiving turkeys. 

Technically, If it’s cooked inside the turkey, it is considered stuffing. You “stuff” the bird with the ingredients that cook inside your turkey. If it’s cooked outside the bird, then by all proper names, it is dressing. Its presence dresses the main course. And sometimes it depends on what part of the country in which you were raised.  The deep South would never be caught dead referring to it as stuffing.  It’s just not lady like. I live in South Tulsa, does that count? 🙂

Regardless of what you call it, it’s an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner. 

Then there’s the question of the main ingredient. Do you use bread or cornbread?  I’ll most likely be making both. Oyster dressing with bread crumbs for dad and gluten free cornbread for the other man in my life. ♡

I’m a dressing girl. And just in case you were wondering, I throw away those parts that come in that little bag. There’s a reason they put them in that little bag. For easy disposal. 🙂  Although my aunt and grandmother always claimed those were their favorite parts! 

I find sticking my hands inside any body cavity somewhat disgusting.  Nor do I care for the look of something coming out of the hindquarters of a bird I am preparing to dine upon. 😦

It’s all a matter of preference.  I hope wherever this upcoming holiday takes you,  as you gather together with loved ones, whatever your menu may or may not include, that you are able to spend some quality time together. Being thankful. For preferences. For choices. That we all are unique and have those options. But never forget that when it comes down to it, we are all the same. One humanity.  Created by one God. And our God has no preferences when it comes to us, His creation, so why must we?

There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, Ephesians 4:4-5

Love and laughter, 



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