2 apples (mom says use Granny Smith, but I used Gala and it was good. I also use three.)
1 lb roll Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic, or two cloves
1 - 14 oz bag Pepperidge Farm seasoned stuffing (cubes or whatever they call the other stuff - I like the kind that's sort of crushed a little)
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh sage (I use the kind in a jar and use a little extra)
1/2 C. finely chopped fresh parsley (again, use the stuff in a jar - it's easier - and I don't use nearly this much)
1 can chicken broth
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
Peel and slice apples thinly. Saute sausage, breaking up clumps, until almost brown. Throw in onion and garlic and continue cooking until sausage is done. Add apples to skillet and stir.
Put the stuffing in a large bowl. Dump on the sausage/apple mixture, add sage, parsley, and enough chicken broth to make it moist. Drizzle with butter and toss. I put this in a buttered 13x9 dish and cover with foil to bake about 45 -60 minutes. It's incredible.
Don't let the family eat it all. Put leftover stuffing in a pan, cover with cooked turkey, drizzle with gravy and cover with a thick layer of mashed potatoes. Bake at 350 deg. for an hour. They will kiss your feet.
Be thankful ~
ps. Winston finally gave up the ghost last night. What a relief.