another way to use up bread: stuffing without the bird.
saute up some onion and celery (and whatever else you like) in a generous amount of butter, along with some sage, thyme, salt & pepper.
toss with your diced bread. beat an egg and add some milk. this stuffing won't be soaking up the juice from a bird, so use a little more milk than you normally would. toss it all together and pack it into a greased baking dish. bake about 1/2 hour or so depending quantity and depth, either uncovered for a crispy crust or covered with aluminum foil.
i most usually also use a nice tart apple and some bacon , along with the celery & onion. dried cranberries or blueberries are also nice, as are pecans, orange zest, pine nuts, or... i guess the list is a little too long to type.
anyway, it makes a nice side dish different from the usual spuds, noodles or rice.