foodie fridays: bacon apple and fennel naan stuffing
“Elevate your feast with our Bacon Apple and Fennel Naan Stuffing. A symphony of flavors that transforms every bite into a culinary masterpiece.”
And so it begins.
The holiday food frenzy, that is.
Once we bid adieu to Halloween and less daylight (tear. . .), that’s my cue to stock the pantry and prepare the kitchen for holiday madness. I don’t know about you, but from November to December, I pump food out of my kitchen like it’s a Henry Ford assembly line. Between cooking for friends’ Thanksgiving dinners, work parties, and baking Christmas cookies, my counter tops are pretty much covered in flour and bacon grease – and I luuuv it.
So, to kick off the holiday season, I wanted to share a recipe with y’all that’s flavorful, fun, and super easy to make. What’s Thanksgiving without a stuffing? It’s like making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly. It’s like watching college football without a big pot of chili and cold tasty beer. It’s like making cupcakes without the frosting. You have to have stuffing with Thanksgiving dinner.
You’ll recognize a few usual suspects in this stuffing dish – bacon (yes!), celery, apple, and onion. But I’ve invited two new ingredients to the stuffing party: fennel and Naan. Do wha? Trust me, friends. I was a little skeptical about the anise flavor of the fennel mixing with the other ingredients, but the apple gives the feisty bulb a touch of sweetness.
The biggest question you’re probably wondering, why Naan? I also gave the ol’ stink-eye to this idea. Seriously, too good for sourdough, huh? But let me tell you, it works. Naan may look and taste different, but it parties hardy and soaks up all the delicious goodness.
Alright, back to the assembly line. Does anyone have a large container of lard and a socket wrench handy?
“Conclude your meal on a savory note with Bacon Apple and Fennel Naan Stuffing—a delectable stuffing that leaves a lasting impression of festive indulgence.”