Thanksgiving Day Stuffing

Today I am sharing one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you! This is my mom’s Thanksgiving Stuffing. I always helped her make it when I was little. I would toast and tear up the bread. One year I actually helped her make it. I am making it this year for the first time by myself and I admit I am a little scared! I know I can do it though and I know it will be great!

Thanksgiving Day Stuffing

Occasion Thanksgiving

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 or 2 stalk celery (chopped)
  • 6-8 Loaves bread (toasted and cut into pieces)
  • 1 or 2 Large boxes or cans of chicken broth
  • 6-8 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ground sage
  • sausage or chicken livers (cooked)

Directions

Step 1
Toast bread and cut or tear into pieces. (This can be done the night before to save time)
Chop up onions, and celery and put them on to simmer, you're going to have them cooking for quite a while so use
a good heavy pan or skillet. If you want you can cook them in chicken broth
Step 2
With the bread in a BIG bowl (tub, bucket, wash tub...) add the veggies to it. stir stir stir so they get pretty much evenly mixed. At this point you can add more broth or go straight to using milk, but add enough to get everything pretty well moistened. Put in eggs (they help it all bind together)
Step 3
start adding the seasonings. Start with salt and pepper--takes more than you think it will--add sage--you want to be a little careful here, sage can get too overpowering, better to take it easy! Just keep tasting
and adding what you think it needs! You can't get dressing too wet--you're going to bake it, which will dry it out anyway, but if it's too dry it
won't hold together. If you can't figure out what it needs, try adding a little more pepper
Step 4
You can bake it in the turkey or in a pan til it seems to be set--the only thing that hasn't already been cooked is the eggs! Bake at 350 degrees.

 

I have the amount of bread listed as 6-8 loaves because that is what my mom gave me. She told me that you can use less bread. I’m using three loaves. Also there is no particular amount to cook. Everything is already cooked besides the eggs! Usually about 45-60 minutes, but keep a very careful eye on it. When the top starts to look brown is when it is done.

 

 

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