Friday, November 16, 2007

Holiday Stuffing

To me, the best part of the Thanksgiving meal is the stuffing. Everyone has their favorite - some prefer the stuffing remembered from holidays past & the memories it invokes, while some prefer a new & trendy stuffing recipe. I use a recipe that comes from my mother-in-law, which results in a delicious traditional turkey stuffing. The recipe makes plenty so you can enjoy leftovers all weekend.

Holiday Stuffing
3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
5 teaspoons dried sage
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
14 cups dried white bread, cubed & toasted
Chicken or Turkey Stock

Place toasted bread cubes in a very large bowl. In a large frying pan, melt butter over a medium heat. Saute onions and celery together with salt and pepper, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Add about 1 cup of stock. Continue cooking over medium low heat until stock evaporates.

Add celery & onion mixture to bowl containing toasted bread; add sage & stock, mix well. Add more stock until stuffing is at desired consistency (mine is very moist).

Place in buttered casserole dish - bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until heated through & slightly browned on top.

***Note*** I usually separate the stuffing into two casserole dishes as some of our family likes their stuffing a bit crunchier on top.

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