This Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe is the best! So much better than the stuff from a box and so easy to make from scratch. The secret is melted butter and celery leaves.
If you are using fresh French bread: slice it into ½″ slices, then each slice into ½″ cubes. Place bread cubes on a baking sheet (most likely you will need at least two sheets), in a single layer, then let it air-dry in room temperature overnight OR preheat oven to 250° F and bake bread for 30 to 35 minutes, shaking the pans every 15 minutes. If using already dried bread, place 10 cups in a large bowl.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 13"x9" baking dish or 3 quart baking dish. Set aside.
In a skillet, melt 1 stick (½ cup) of butter. Add chopped onion and celery. Saute until veggies are soft.