Stuffing, but with a 2020 Twist

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With the holiday season just around the corner, many folks are uncertain about how this pandemic will affect gatherings. Some will come together in small groups, others will be spending it with their household only. So how does one cultivate that familiar feeling of togetherness if we can’t be with those we want this season?

Through food!

Foodies everywhere have always known the power of a prepared meal and if you’re missing someone important this year, sometimes simply sinking into the flavors of a familiar dish can ease that feeling. For our stuffing lovers out there, Avenue Bread is once again providing their Rustic Bread Stuffing at each of their 4 cafes over the next few months. Stop by and pick up a bag for yourself or for that person who is a stuffing fanatic. You may also reserve a bag, pay over the phone and have it brought out to your car.

Who makes the best stuffing among your family and friends? Are you the stuffing champ? Ask for their recipe or pass yours along for someone else to try out.

Let’s not associate physical distance with closeness and reconnect through familiar foods.

Happy cooking!

If you don’t already, follow us on our Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us in your delicious dinner post so we can see your handiwork.

 “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together.”
– Guy Fieri

Rustic Bread Stuffing Recipe

by Avenue Bread


  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1lrg carrot, chopped
  • 1lrg onion, chopped
  • 2stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup minced parsley
  • 2tbs fresh sage, minced
  • 2tbs fresh thyme, minced
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4cups broth or water
  • 1-2 cups mixed diced fruit (cherries or cranberries & currants, golden raisins)

Heat oil over medium heat. Sauté vegetables until softened, about 10 minutes. Add herbs, butter, salt, pepper and broth. Simmer for a minute or two. Put stuffing cubes into large bowl and add fruit. Pour liquid and vegetables over stuffing and toss well. Put in a large baking/serving dish (9×11) cover with foil and bake 20-25minutes at 350 degrees. Remove foil and drizzle with pan juices from turkey if you wish. Continue baking uncovered for approximately 15 minutes.

16oz – Serves 6


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