This stuffing is a Nicoletti family tradition. Unlike most sausage stuffings, which cook the sausage first and bind the stuffing with eggs, this one omits the eggs and uses the sausage as a binder. As a kid we used shrink-wrapped logs of Jimmy Dean sausage, but these days, since I make sausage for a living and am a bona fide a-dult, I make the sausage from scratch, which makes this stuffing even better. I’m not budging on the cheap white sandwich bread though. That stays.
Note: Grandy always spun the spice rack at the very end and added a dash of whatever his hand landed on, which was thrilling to me when I was small. Please feel free to do that.