1Cook celery until tender; drain but reserve 1/4 cup of the water. Make a white sauce from milk and reserved water, butter, flour and salt. Melt the 2 additional Tablespoons of butter and add bread pieces and stir until the are all coated with butter. Mix celery with white sauce. Pour into a buttered casserole and sprinkle buttered bread on top. Bake at 350^ for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
Cooked, crumbled bacon or bacon bits may be added to taste , if desired.