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                            FRESH BREAD STUFFING
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 Serving Size  : 999  Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Long loaf fresh bread,
                         -or two regular size loaves
    1                    Large onion
    1       lb           Bacon, diced and cooked
    4                    To 5 stalks celery, diced
    3                    To 4 eggs
      1/4   c            Soft butter (not margarine)
                         Water to moisten
                         Poultry seasoning to taste
      1/4   ts           Sweet basil
    2       tb           Dried of fresh chopped
    1       t            Garlic powder
      1/8   ts           Cayenne
      1/8   ts           Oregano
                         Black pepper to taste
   Break up bread into bite sized chunks into large bowl.
   Diced and cook bacon until not quite crisp, saving
   bacon grease. Chop onion and celery and add to
   stuffing mixture.  Add bacon and pour grease over top
   of mixture. Add eggs, spices, butter and mix together.
   Use a bit of warm water as needed in order to bind the
   mixture together until it holds its own shape.
   Rinse turkey and salt the inside.  Loosely pack the
   inside of turkey with stuffing. Dry off the outside of
   the turkey by blotting it with paper towels. Use
   additional butter to lightly coat the outside and top
   of bird, lightly salt and pepper, and then cook
   according to directions. (20 per lb)
   If you are lucky enough to have stuffing left over,
   shape into balls to place beside the turkey when it
   has about 1-1/2 hours left to bake.
   Origin: Adapted from my Mom’s recipe. (Shirley
   Whittaker) Shared by: Sharon Stevens
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