Stuffing on a plate

I am reliably informed that tomorrow, November 22, 2018, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It’s a day on which most those of us who observe the holiday will consume traditional foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and of course stuffing. But that’s tomorrow. There are those who prepare stuffing in the correct way, namely by placing it inside a bird and then roasting the entire apparatus. (As long as you carefully check the temperatures in the right places and ensure that they are in a safe range, this is totally fine—and also delicious.) Then there are those who don’t trust science and therefore cook their stuffing outside the bird, not that I have any judgment about that. But I am aware of no stuffing recipe that calls for cooking it the day before. So, although you are of course welcome to eat stuffing every day of the year if you like, it strikes me as pretty weird that National Stuffing Day is the day before we all stuff ourselves. Go figure.

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