This all-around popular stuffing plays a great supporting role to the main event.
1 lb crusty bread, cut to bite-size cubes (10 cups)
3 medium onions, chopped
4 celery ribs, chopped
1 teaspoon dried organic thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried organic parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried organic sage
1/2 teaspoon dried organic rosemary
or replace the 4 previous ingredients with 2 1/2 teaspoons Smith & Truslow organic poultry seasoning
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 egg, beaten
Toast bread in large baking pan or cookie sheet, turning once, until dry (25-30 minutes).
In a large skillet over moderately low heat, sauté onions, celery, and dried herbs in butter.
Stir occasionally, until celery is softened (10-15 minutes).
In large bowl, toss bread, vegetables, broth, water, egg, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cool, uncovered. Stuff bird, or save to reheat later in covered casserole at 325°F.