The holidays are always my favorite time of the year, it’s that time of the year when your whole family comes together to eat good food and share some laughs. It’s that magical time of the year when Christmas songs are playing on the radio and house’s are lit up throughout the neighborhood. I love to take the kids on a drive around our neighborhood to see all of our favorite decorated houses. I don’t know about you but I have to say one of my favorite things about the holiday season is definitely the food. The food seems to taste so much better during this time of the year, maybe it’s because so much love is put into each dish.
I have so many wonderful memories of my entire family coming together on Christmas Day to have a huge feast together. My family is so big we took up 3 rooms in my grandmother’s house just to fit us all. It might be the smell of it or it might just be how delicious it looks when it’s sitting in the serving dish, but stuffing is one of my absolute favorite dishes. I seem to have passed this love of stuffing through my genes because my kids can’t get enough of it either. I’m definitely that one person who loads up her plate with two huge scoops of stuffing and then layers it with tons of gravy. Since my love of stuffing cannot be contained in just two-holiday dinners I tend to enjoy it throughout the year with my family.
Through the years I have created some delicious variations of the classic stuffing. Through experimentation, I have come up with one of the best stuffing recipes I’ve ever had in my entire life. If you are looking for a sweet spin on stuffing then this recipe is for you. This Maple Sausage Cranberry Apple Stuffing is the new hit at my families holiday dinners. I’ve had to up my potluck contribution to two serving dishes and I secretly make myself my own dish to eat at a later date.
This sweet spin on the classic stuffing will get you insanely excited this holiday season to try something new with your family. It’s also something you can enjoy year-round so don’t be shy about making it after the holidays have ended. To create this recipe I use products from my local Safeway Grocery Store. If you didn’t already know Safeway offers a wonderful O Organics® product line that gives me the quality of food I want at an affordable price. The O Organics® line, available in my area exclusively at Safeway stores, offers USDA certified organic products, perfect to use as the base for a variety of meals, from easy weeknight favorites to holiday show-stoppers.
I personally love working with the O Organics ingredients, they are that high-quality ingredient at that affordable price you just can’t beat. The difference when working with O Organics products is almost night and day as far as overall final dish taste. I used to not be able to afford Organic foods since of course, I have a huge family of 5. Thanks to Safeway I’m able to afford that wonderful organic quality I crave for my dishes. You can also find O Organics at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Safeway.com to find a store near you and discover more meal prep tips and recipe ideas.
I know the food usually does the talking in a table setting during the holidays but I have fallen in love with the debi lilly design™ flowers and decor at Safeway. Every season they feature new beautiful pieces that I love to fill up my home with. During the holidays you can catch me running into the store and grabbing one of the premade beautiful seasonal bouquets. Since it’s from the debi lily design™ collection I know the bouquet was hand-picked and already arranged making easy work for someone like me in a rush.
If you are like me and always on the go during the holiday rush then you will be pleased to know that Safeway now offers in select area’s Home Delivery Service. In select area’s you can experience Groceries Straight to your door with the Safeway Home Delivery Service. It’s a lifesaver for someone like me who doesn’t seem to have enough time in the day to make it to the grocery store. This service offers you all of your club specials you find in the store, online. There are also great discounts and coupons you can use directly on the site which help you score some insanely great deals.
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Maple Cranberry Apple Stuffing
- 1 lb of Sausage
- 2 Tbs O Organics® Coconut Oil
- 1 Cup of Chopped Baby Carrots
- 1 Cup of Celery
- 1 Cup of Onions
- 1 Gala Apple Diced
- 1 Cup of Low Sodium Beef Broth
- 1 tsp Sage
- 1 tsp Parsley Flakes
- 1 tsp Rosemary
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1 Cup O Organics® Dried Fruit Cranberries
- 1/2 Cup of O Organics® Maple Syrup
- 3 Cups of Sourdough bread
- 3 Cups of Whole Wheat Bread
In a skillet heat the O Organics® Coconut Oil, then add the sausage and cook throughouly. Add the O Organics® Maple Syrup, let simmer for 1-2 minutes then remove and set aside.
While the skillet is hot toss in the butter and melt completely. Add the Celery, carrots, and onions. Stir and then add the rosemary, sage, and parsley flakes. Stire and then let simmer for 5-8 Minutes. Add the O Organics® Dried Fruit Cranberries, gala apple and maple sausage you set aside earlier, mix well. Add the beef broth and then let simmer on low.
Cut the Sourdough and Whole Wheat Bread into 1/2-1 inch sizes pieces then add to a baking sheet. In a 350 Degrees oven cook the bread pieces for 8-10 minutes or until at an almost crouton consistancy.
In a large serving bowl add the bread and then pour over the vegetable and meat mixture. slowly mix together the dry and wet ingredients until well blended and bread becomes soft.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!