I think stuffing is about one of the best things going in a turkey dinner. I never saw Mom or Grandma using a recipe for stuffing – but this is the one I roughly follow. Homemade bread is good for stuffing, also using part whole wheat. Sometimes I buy the “stuffing bread” that they make at the supermarket bakeshop around holiday times – a fellow shopper tipped me off to it years ago. It has seasoning baked into it, and I still add some more, but not as much as with plain bread.
Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing
- 8 - 10 cups stale bread cubes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery with leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning or any mixture of sage, savory, thyme, marjoram, etc.
- Hot broth or water
- For a soft moist dressing, use fresh or slightly stale bread. For a lighter fluffier dressing, use quite stale or dried bread.
- Melt butter in a frying pan. Add onion and celery, and cook until softened but not browned.
- Combine butter mixture with breadcrumbs and seasonings.
- If desired add some broth or water for a moister dressing.
- Stuff the turkey, and roast.
- Makes enough for an 8 to 10 pound turkey.
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