Heritage Cornbread Stuffing

This Southern specialty is also known as cornbread dressing, and a classic side-dish of the American South. Cornbread gives stuffing a sweeter taste and adds something novel to your Thanksgiving feast.
1 panThe Ecology Center heritage blue cornbread, crumbled by hand
1yellow onion, diced small
5stalks celery, diced small
4cloves garlic
1bunch fresh sage, picked and finely chopped
1bunch fresh thyme, picked and finely chopped
1bunch fresh parsley, picked and finely chopped
1/2cup vegetable or poultry stock
4 tbspbutter or olive oil
salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 350. Heat the oil or butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add the celery and sprinkle with salt. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, then add the garlic. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the herbs, crumble the cornbread in small chunks and mix well. Moisten with stock and transfer to a greased baking dish. Dot with oil or butter and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. Cook uncovered for a few minutes more if you like a golden crust.