Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Leftover Challah Stuffing

challah stuffing
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If you're a regular reader of my menu plan, which I post every Monday morning, you know that almost every Friday night, I make challah. Two loaves of challah to be precise. We eat it with dinner on Friday night and then for breakfast Saturday morning, slathered with cream cheese. But sometimes we still have leftovers. What do we do with the bread?

If it doesn't get noshed on during the rest of Saturday, I usually freeze the leftovers. Once I have enough, I might make Oven Baked French Toast with it. Or, if I'm cooking a turkey, I might make some stuffing as a side dish.

I use my mom's recipe for stuffing, substituting the challah for the white or wheat bread originally specified.  (My mom compiled all her recipes into binders and gave copies to my sister, to my sister-in-law, and to me.  It is a much-used and much-loved cookbook, and one that I'll use for years to come and that I plan to pass down to my own daughters.)

Instead of condensed chicken soup originally called for, I use my homemade chicken broth.  I've also exchanged the original margarine with olive oil and increased the spices a bit.  And if I don't happen to have mushrooms in the house, I leave them out.  It's still good!

LEFTOVER CHALLAH STUFFING

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 small can mushrooms, drained, or 6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
8-10 thick slices challah
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
salt to taste

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add the celery and continue to saute for another 2 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes.  Remove from heat and put aside.

Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and place under the oven broiler.  Toast the bread slices until they are slightly browned.  Remove the bread slices.  Rip the bread into small pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the chicken broth to the bread pieces and mix until the bread absorbs all the soup.  Add the sauteed vegetables and mix well.  Then add the beaten eggs and spices.

Place stuffing into a greased 9x9 baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until golden brown.

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9 comments:

Amanda @ Traditional Foods November 9, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for cream of potato soup and a profile for canned salmon, a great, budget-friendly solution for good eating.

Laura Everyday Edits November 9, 2011 at 10:33 PM  

Hi laura
I love the idea of your mom creating recipe notebooks. My mom's recipes are a mess of chaos. I'm going to ask her to compile!
I'm linking up my banana bread, cheap and easy!

thanks for the party, laura

Chaya November 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM  

Challah Stuffing is such a great idea. Unfortunately, hubby with celiac, can't eat challah or the stuffing.

Miz Helen November 12, 2011 at 10:04 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon.
Miz Helen

Jill @RealFoodForager.com November 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

http://realfoodforager.com/2011/11/fat-tuesday-november-15-2011/

PERMANENT POSIES November 16, 2011 at 12:47 AM  

That sounds so much better than regular stuffing. I would love some challah....slathered in anything! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa November 16, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

What a fun idea for the leftovers! I never thought of this! I've made challah bread pudding which is also a great way to use it up.

Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures November 20, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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