Sausage Stuffing

Sausage Stuffing

(10 cups)

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.

Spread bread cubes on baking sheet and bake until dry. Do not brown.

In skillet, cook sausage meat, stirring, until it loses color. Pour off most of the fat.

Saute onions and celery in butter and reserved fat until onions are transparent. Add sausage, bread cubes, herbs and seasonings. Mix well and let cool.