Thanksgiving (Or Anytime) Dressing

"Here is the recipe for my mom's dressing, which naturally, I think is the best dressing to have with turkey at Thanksgiving. It is not baked in the turkey but in a casserole dish. I have made this ahead, put it in a foil pan and frozen it before the big day to cut down on the work. Just thaw in the fridge. I also half the white bread with a "light" wheat bread sometimes. Add the sage and taste, add more to your liking"
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  • Lay out the bread on cookie sheets for several hours and allow it to become stale. I like to do the prep work of chopping the vegetables at this time.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut the slices of bread into 1 inch cubes and place in a large bowl.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat and add the onions and celery.
  • When the vegetables are softened. Pour over the bread cubes in the bowl. Add the sage, thyme, salt and pepper and toss well.
  • Add about 1 cup of broth to the mix and stir will. The dressing should be very moist and all bread should be wet. Add more broth as needed.
  • Spread dressing into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until thoroughly heated through the center.
  • If you like a very moist dressing, you may drizzle chicken broth over the dressing while cooking. I prefer the edges of mine to be a little cripsy.

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  1. Very good and I will be using this recipe for Thanksgiving!
  2. YUM! I made Thanksgiving dinner for the first time this year - I'm not a huge dressing fan, but this was the one dish that my friend requested. So I printed off this recipe and went for it. And I'm so glad this is the one I chose. The flavor was fantastic - perfect combination of seasonings. My friend had this to say - "I can't tell the difference between this dressing and my grandma's". Can you get a better compliment than that?? Thank you Jenny!


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