So listen…yes, it’s Halloween in a few days and I hate the seasonal creep as much as anyone else. One holiday at time. Yes, absolutely, yes.
It’s not just for Thanksgiving, though. Warm stuffing is fine for those cold, rainy fall days when you want to snuggle your cats and watch some movies.
This past weekend was so hot that my beautiful bride and me wanted to make chicken and stuffing. It’s exactly what you think it is. With some cream of soup and cheddar, it can be mixed together. Although not classy per se, it’s pretty damn delicious.
We used Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Stuffing mix, as you probably guessed.
And guess what? it worked. It was perfect for celiacs. Since we don’t have an immediate need to avoid gluten, we tend to look closely at these types of products. Sincere compliment. I wouldn’t have known this product was gluten-free if it weren’t for my knowledge.
There’s no graininess. No dryness. There are no weird sensations. Although there were some bites that were a little granular and sandy at times, this is not something you can get with regular stuffing. This can be due to insufficient mixing. Although I would never have thought that rice flour could be capable of this, technology these days makes it possible.
The stuffing has all the right flavor. The stuffing has all the savory elements of chicken broth, celery and pepper, as well as a lot of salt. All the flavors are there. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t making your particular dish. A nice touch would be to add some raisins or apple slices, just like my mother did.
It’s hard to imagine that TJ’s GF stuffing would be any different from Stove Top, or even a good homemade version. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. Our kids devoured it and wanted more. Winner winner…turkey dinner? Grab one if you can. It’s only $3ish, so it’s definitely worth it.
Bottom line: Trader Joe’s gluten-free stuffing mix is 8.5 out of ten Golden Spoons