Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It's not even Thanksgiving and I already have leftover turkey. Mike's work had a little Thanksgiving lunch schindig and he came home with the leftover turkey I sent him with. At any rate, I found a recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini and adapted it to what you see here. Its super easy, fast, tasty, and healthy. Enjoy!!


10 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin (about 4 cups)--you don't have to use. Its fine without
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2T all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk (or water)
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
10 ounces whole wheat pasta (I used spiral)
3 cups coarsely chopped cooked turkey
1 cup cooked peas or any other vegetables you desire
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/3 cup bread crumbs

In a large heavy saucepan cook the mushrooms in 1/4 cup of the butter over moderate heat, stirring, until most of the liquid they give off has evaporated, stir in the flour, and cook the mixture over low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add in a stream the milk, the broth, and the wine, stirring, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring, and simmer the sauce for 5 minutes. In a kettle of boiling salted water cook the spaghetti until it is al dente and drain it well. Put the pasta into the mushroom sauce.
Add the turkey, the peas, and salt and pepper to taste, stir in 1/3 cup of the Parmesan, and transfer the mixture to a buttered shallow 3-quart casserole. In a small bowl combine well the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan, the bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle the mixture evenly over the Tetrazzini. Bake the Tetrazzini in the middle of a preheated 375°F. oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is bubbling and the top is golden.

Serves 4 to 6.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I love it that you sent a picture along, Leslie...Thanks so much!
Also, thanks to Carrie for the neat Thanksgiving ideas!! I love the great idea of tackling the Thanksgiving day-post eating- clean up.
Now that I have you girls at the blog.... scroll down to see anything that you may have missed. Please let me know "yea", or "nay" about the apron swap. I hope to get those who want to be involved details on it later this week.
Hope everyone will be trying out some of these recipes this month. I know I am dying to try the Carmalized Onion and Gruyere Cheese dish submitted by Heather.
Also, I have another blog running at http://hiphome.blogspot.com Let me know what you think. I am going to post later on today or tomorrow my new FAVORITE fabric that I found at Walmart of all places!!! And my new cookbook find on Ebay that I am super excited about!
Leslie's Ginger Molasses Cookies