How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?
Mine was surprisingly good. I knew it wasn’t going to be awful, my bf and I were determined to make it a nice day even with it just being the two of us. I will admit, when you don’t have family around it’s very easy to lose the holiday spirit and treat the day like any other. We did everything we could think of to make the day stand out. Woke up and had a lazy morning, spent hours on the phone and skype with everyone back home. Then watched every Thanksgiving movie that Netflix has to offer. Kristy, by the way, is a horrible excuse for a Thanksgiving move. The highlight of the day though was the two of us stumbling around the kitchen, trying to figure out how to cook a turkey for the first time. We decided to just go with the turkey breast rather than the whole bird, would have just been way too much food for only the two of us. It was a lot easier than we thought it would be. We were feeling pretty classy having our big Thanksgiving meal at the coffee table.
One of my favorite parts of the meal was the stuffing. Almost didn’t make it because bf never really touches the stuff. Most you can get out of him is taking a small scoop and he will nibble on it so as not to appear rude. His biggest complaint is it’s always so wet. He likes the little bit of crunch on the top, but there is never enough of it. So, I was on a mission to make one he would like.
To make these Epic Crispy Stuffing Balls (named by my bf) you can use any stuffing recipe you like. This was my first time ever making stuffing, and I started with a recipe but quickly forgot about it and started just making it the way I thought we would like it. So if you want to use my stuffing recipe its pretty basic, nothing fancy.

You will need:

15 slices of bread cut into cubes.
1 1/4 cup butter
1 onion chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
I don’t like the celery in stuffing so I added extra onions instead. If you want celery cut back on the onions and add, like 1/2 cup celery maybe?
1/3 cup to use for scooping
cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 350. While that’s heating sauté the onions in a little butter. Melt the rest of the butter in the pan and add the seasonings, stirring it all together. Once it’s all melted and creamy you can actually taste it to see if you think it’s missing anything. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes a little at a time. You want all the cubes to get moist but not soaked! Now its time to form the stuffing balls. Spray down a cookie sheet as well as a 1/3 cup with cooking spray. Pack the stuffing into the cup, be firm with it but don’t squish it! Place the stuffing on a pan, make sure non of the stuffing balls are touching. The stuffing should come out pretty easy, just give it a little shake if needed.
Don’t mind my cooking sheet. I swear its clean, its just been though a lot with me 😛
Cook the balls for 20-25 mins.
Now you have deliciously epic crispy stuffing, all at the perfect serving size. Plus, if being honest, it looks so much cuter on a plate then just a pile of stuffing. Bf loved them! He didn’t just nibble on them, he devoured three of them. Plus declared stuffing cant be a once a year thing anymore. Mission accomplished!  😀
I was worried that I was just going to sulk my thanksgiving away, missing my family. Thankfully it all turned out really well. I am so thankful for the internet and phones so that even being so far away I was able to spend time talking, and even seeing many of the people I love so much. Also I am very thankful to my bf, who can make any day special.
Most of all though, I am thankful I didn’t accidently burn the house down trying to cook our first Thanksgiving meal 😛