Mom’s Thanksgiving Dressing

Contributed by: David LaFerney
Source: Mom – Jean LaFerney

  • 4 Quarts of breadcrumbs – at least half should be cornbread the rest can be loaf bread, biscuits, rolls, whatever. Save your stale bread in the freezer just for this recipe. Mom would measure these in a gallon tea pitcher.
  • 2-3 Stalks of celery – chopped
  • 2 medium Onions – chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Rubbed Sage
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 1/2 Cups of liquid – broth or milk or a combination, but it needs to contain plenty of fat. So, if you use milk or canned broth that doesn’t contain PLENTY (around 1 1/2 cups) of fat, then add some in the form of melted butter, margarine, oil, or meat drippings. This is really a bread and butter casserole so don’t skimp on the fat, or it will be like bread with no butter.

    Combine all ingredients, turn into a greased casserole pan (a big one), cover, and bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. Uncover, and bake an additional 10 minutes or until brown.