1/4 cup finely chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup butter 4 cups bread cubes 1 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning turkey or chicken broth Sauté onion and celery in the butter until softened. Combine onion mixture with bread, pepper, eggs, salt, sage and poultry seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Stir in broth until well moistened. Enough for an 8 to 10-pound turkey. Or, bake in a greased covered shallow casserole at 325° for about 35 to 45 minutes. Take the cover off the last 5 minutes to brown.
Apart from food, the biggest Thanksgiving traditions are football and parades. In ancient harvest festivals, people usually celebrated with games and sports, so you could argue the football tradition has very deep roots. The traditional American Thanksgiving football game was usually between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, but as football has become more popular, there are now more games on Thanksgiving day.
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