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This is the recipe for <!–////–>turkey<!–////–> dressing from my late father in-law, Dr.Theodore Mason. We have great memories of my eldest son and his grand-pa preparing the dressing, together, every Thanksgiving morning.

Dr. Masons’ Turkey Dressing

3-4 stalks of celery
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
1 pint oysters (optional)
2 lbs.pork sausage ( mild ) (you can “kick” it up later)
2 packages of stuffing mix ( Pepperidge Farm..one pkg.regular stuffing mix, one pkg.cornbread stuffing mix..enough for turkey and then some)
2 quarts chicken broth
1 stick butter ( plus a couple of tablespoons for the vegetables)
Seasonings; sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, pepper&salt.. (taste to your liking )

—— Saute chopped vegges in butter and a bit of vegetable oil

In separate pan, brown sausage and chopped oysters

In a sauce pan, warm 1 quart of the broth with one stick of the butter

Place dry stuffing mix in a very large bowl

(when vegetables are done add to the stuffing mix)

Stir ..add spices of choice…Dr.Mason used sage, thyme, salt and pepper

Add liquid a bit at a time so you don’t make the dressing too wet. You may not need the whole quart..or you may need a bit more

Pack turkey with stuffing mix …be certain to not over-pack