/ Other Side Dishes
bacon, diced and cooked
1Break up bread into bite sized chunks into large bowl.
2Dice and cook bacon until not quite crisp, saving bacon grease.
3Chop onion and celery and add to stuffing mixture; add bacon and pour grease over top of mixture.
4Add 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.
5Rinse turkey and salt the inside.
6Loosely pack the inside of turkey with stuffing.
7Dry off the outside of the turkey by blotting it with paper towels.
8Use additional butter to lightly coat the outside and top of bird, lightly salt and pepper, and then cook according to directions (20 minutes per pound).
9If 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.