This is how my Grandmother made it. This can also be used to stuff the turkey, chicken, etc. I have found that the stuffing has a better flavor if mixed the day before you need it then bake right before serving. If you like sage, a pinch adds even more flavor.
For the Cajun luncheon. Along with your gumbo, maybe serve coleslaw, some nice crusty bread or cornbread and bread pudding with a vanilla or brandy sauce or bananas foster with vanilla ice cream. Bananas Foster