Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Trader Joe's Cornbread Stuffing Mix

Cornbread stuffing is considered essential during our family holidays, but we tend to opt for just buying it already made. After all, cornbread stuffing isn't all that common in New England. In recent years, we began to notice it showing up in a lot of stores, but none of them were really anything interesting. But this year, we stumbled on the Trader Joe's Cornbread Stuffing Mix, and decided to try making a batch.

The box cost $3.99 (which seems reasonable, though some might find it on the higher end for a boxed mix from Trader Joe's). And the instructions were easy, allowing you to add water (or stock) and butter. We used the basic butter and water, and only used three and a half cups of water (it says to use three and a half to four cups). This seemed to be a bit too much, however, and I would suggest starting with only three. We then baked it in the oven, although many may choose to avoid this step.

The stuffing is good, but not excellent, and nothing special. It has a fair amount of herbs (namely sage), and has a good flavor, but seems to be missing a bit of something. It says it has vegetables mixed in, but you can't really taste them, and they don't add anything to the texture. For those that just want a quick cornbread stuffing mix, this may be a great option. However, for those that are want to taste vegetables in their stuffing, it will need some altercations.

1 comment:

  1. Altercations? I think you mean alterations. I don't want to get into an argument with the stuffing.