Are you feeling a little embarrassed because once again the dish you’re bringing to the family get-together in a few hours isn’t ready yet? Did you have good intentions of, for the first time, bringing that one-off gourmet something or other that would make your back sore from all the pats it would receive from your admiring family? “Gee, that was the most awesomely wonderful dish I’ve ever had. You’ll have to send me the recipe. How did you come up with this original inspired culinary creation? You should be on the Food Network dude (or dudess).”
Don’t worry. Chances are the only great expectations your family has are sitting on a book shelf. And, just like years past, that old standby boxed stuffing (or dressing, for anyone who’s a little stuffy themselves) will come to the rescue for you. A couple of boxes, some water, a whole lot of margarine and 10 minutes cooking time will get you out your door and on the way. No matter how it comes out your family is going to eat it. Both you and the family know that.
If an ALDI store happens to be close by, you may quickly slip in and out with a few boxes of their Stuffing Mix. As said above, your family will eat it and you’ll avoid the wrath of everyone if you were to show up with nothing.
However, for 10 cents more (on sale) if you can score some Stove Top Stuffing, take the extra 5 minutes and find yourself some Stove Top. Even with some doctoring of the ALDI stuffing, the Stove Top is better. The ingredients and picture on the two boxes look very similar, but the Stove Top has the magic.
For those of you who celebrate, Feliz Navidad. For those who don’t celebrate, this is still a good excuse to get together with your family and finally bring that one-off …
Calories 170 per 1/2 cup prepared Price 89 cents