8 cups cubes of day-old bread with crusts removed
1/2 lb sausage meat
1 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup finely chopped celery, including leaves
1/4 lb butter
1 tsp sage
3/4 tsp thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spread bread cubes on baking sheet and bake until dry. Do not brown.
In skillet cook the sausage meat, stirring, until it loses colour. Pour off most of the fat.
SautÃ© onions and celery in butter and reserved fat until onions are transparent. Add sausage, bread cubes, herbs and seasonings. Mix well and let cool.