I’m attributing these stuffing muffins totally to an “OMG, I am such an idiot” moment I had yesterday. You know, the ones where you literally smack yourself in the forehead and say out loud, “How did I manage to screw that up?!?”
I had scheduled an appearance on Good Day Columbus several weeks ago, but apparently I failed to pencil it in on my calendar. I’ve been operating under the assumption that I was booked for next Wednesday, so when I got the email yesterday at 5:34pm saying that I needed to arrive at 7:45am for an 8:15am appearance — with a Thanksgiving dinner dish in hand — well, I was in full-blown panic mode.
Luckily, after a quick pantry check, I realized I had all of the ingredients to make a traditional stuffing if I substituted chicken stock for my usual more labor-intensive homemade turkey stock.
But somehow stuffing just seemed kind of blah… How could I jazz it up a bit?
That’s when I hit on the idea of these adorable little stuffing muffins, or “stuffins” as Andy Dominianni, FOX 28 news anchor, dubbed them! Not only do these little preportioned stuffins taste delicious, but you can easily customize them with different ingredients for picky eaters — and what little one wouldn’t rather eat a stuffin than a blob of regular stuffing?