In a large skillet, saute celery and onion in 1 tablespoon bacon drippings until tender.
Add almonds to frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until lightly toasted.
Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Place in 9x13 inch casserole (or stuff chicken/turkey) Cover and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Note: cook time is different if stuffing a bird with it. Cook bird as normal, allow for a bit more time when stuffed.