Creating Holiday Traditions
I love this time of year. It is especially the time of year to carry out long held holiday traditions or, perhaps, you and your family are creating holiday traditions of your own. We do not have too many traditions surrounding Thanksgiving that are not food related. I am not sure if you would call this a tradition, but growing up I always loved my grandmother's Candied Yams. Since her passing and the fact that I host Thanksgiving each year I have carried on making those a staple item at our home each year as part of our Thanksgiving meal. I also remember all the nice warm rolls she would put into a basket with a towel over them to keep them warm, this is another thing I continue each year.
Thanksgiving makes me think of all the delicious food being prepared for the holiday season. Most of the food we make is the same from year-to-year, except for the stuffing. This is the one item of food we most frequently change on a year-to-year basis. This year I am trying out a Cranberry Apple Stuffing recipe that uses 100% Whole Wheat bread by Wonder.
The 100% Whole Wheat Bread is one of three new wheat breads introduced by Wonder. All three varieties are baked with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, contain 25% less sodium than traditional wheat breads and have zero grams of trans fat. Wonder 100% Whole Wheat bread contains 28 grams of whole grains per serving.
Can you believe Wonder bread has been around for more than 90 years? Our family has always relied on them for soft and delicious bread that is nutritious as well. They now they have 20 different varieties of bread, meaning there are enough options to make everyone in your family happy. Here is a stuffing recipe made with Wonder Bread. You can find out more about Wonder bread on Facebook.
Does your family some Thanksgiving traditions it follows?
Cranberry Apple Stuffing
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 medium tart red apples, cored and chopped
- 1 bag (6 ounces) dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Rosemary Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Thyme Leaves
- 6 cups dry unseasoned Wonder bread SmartWheat bread cubes
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1 cup apple juice
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in apples, cranberries, parsley, rosemary and thyme.
- Place bread cubes in large bowl. Add celery mixture, broth and apple juice; toss gently until well mixed. Spoon into lightly greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Cover with foil.
- Bake 15 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 20 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.