Bring on the Leftovers!

Bring on the Leftovers!

Yes, I’m already fantasizing about them … I love Thanksgiving leftovers more than I love the big meal on the big day! And here’s my all-time favorite way to eat up those poultry leftovers: Turkey Tetrazzini. Yum!!

Turkey Tettrazini

  • 1 cup mayo (or combination of mayo, plain Greek yogurt, sour cream, etc. … I use 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup veganaisse)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 cups chopped/cooked turkey (or chicken)
  • 8 ounces spaghetti (I use whole wheat), broken in half, cooked & drained
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup chopped, roasted red bell pepper (from a jar is fine)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh bread cubes or breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine mayo, flour, salt and pepper in large skillet or Dutch oven, over low heat. Gradually add milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened. Add turkey, cooked spaghetti, peas, roasted red pepper and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Mix lightly.

Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Spoon mixture into dish.

Combine 1/2 cup Parmesan, melted butter and bread cubes or breadcrumbs and toss lightly. Sprinkle over turkey mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

(It’s even better the next day!)

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Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

I planted sweet potatoes for the first time ever this year. Put them directly into the ground … which I don’t do with many of my edibles, since the Florida dirt is so sandy where I live. But I read that sweet potatoes thrive in poor soil and don’t need fertilizer. So I planted them (I did mix a bit of my chicken poop compost into the dirt first), mulched them, watered them lightly approximately every other day (unless it rained, which it does a lot this time of year here), and that’s it.

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To Carb or Not To Carb? Bread Baking!

To Carb Or Not To Carb?

Bread Baking!

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked, homemade bread. And for me, there’s nothing like the pleasure of making it by hand … no machine (except the oven) … just me, my son and some delicious, fresh ingredients.

Courtesy of “The Republican”

I think there are some foods I just would not be happy giving up. Continue reading

Get Your Grill On: Turkey Burgers!

Get Your Grill On:

Fast, Fresh Turkey Burgers

Just in time for the 4th of July celebration, here’s my infamous Turkey Burger recipe.

I should probably call them Poultry Burgers, because they are half ground turkey, half ground chicken. The chicken does something to the flavor that’s spectacular, along with the parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Continue reading