3-4 large stalks of celery, chopped
1-1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 tbls. poultry seasoning 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. Chinese five spice
1/2 - 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1-1 1/2 cups raisins or chopped apples (optional)
1-1 1/2 cup partially cooked wild rice (optional)
2-3 cubes butter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. thyme
8-12 cups bread cubes
Melt butter, add onions and celery. Saute until onions are clear. Add spices, raisins or apples and nuts. (At this point, stuffing can be refrigerated over night for use in the morning) Pour over bread crumbs and stir until moistened. If mixture is too dry, add some warm water or chicken broth until desired consistency. Stuff turkey and bake as usual or add more broth so stuffing is really moist and make separately.
"I get more compliments on this recipe than anything else I do. When I was a newlywed in 1975, I was really worried about how to cook a turkey. I called Mom and she gave me this recipe. When I smell these spies all cooked together, it brings back the memories of holidays as a kid," Moore said.
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