This is my MIL's recipe. She never measured ingredients. When I first made it these are the measurements I used and it tasted exactly like hers. I have found that no matter how much or how little of an ingredient you put in, it is always fabulous. I never questioned why she used the soup with noodles....but it works (I suppose chicken broth would work just as well). The stuffing should not be to dry (or to moist), but if you are stuffing the turkey it is better for it not to be on the moist side as the juices of the turkey will moisten it while cooking.