I'm making the stuffing for christmas dinner tomorrow night, and I don't know how much to make. Is it possible to stuff enough inside a 15lb bird to feed 8 people? If so, how much do I need to make? I would really prefer to stuff it inside the bird. I've read all the stuff about it not being safe, but my family has done so for 50 years and nobody's ever gotten sick, and I can't imagine it being even close to as good if it isn't stuffed inside the bird. My mom always ends up making too much, so she has to make a little dish of it on the side too and then we mix it together...
here's my list of inclusions in the stuffing.
A nice round loaf of italian bread
fresh sage, thyme, rosemary
obviously salt and pepper
probably some kind of liquid... (stock, wine)