Got leftovers? Make Turkey Pot Pie.
We got through another holiday without incident, everything turned out well, and we ate until we almost burst! Now my dinner was no monumental undertaking, not like some of the incredible meals I have seen my friends prepare. So even though I prepared enough food for 12, I only fed 4……well 6 if you count my furbabies!
I never get too crazy at Thanksgiving, the menu is pretty much just a repeat from year to year, items are expected, and while my wife is very tolerant of my new dishes, Thanksgiving is not the time for experimentation, and I’m ok with that. I’m pretty much a traditional kind of guy when it comes to Thanksgiving.
We had a simply seasoned roasted bird (18 lbs this year), Potato bread stuffing (including giblets and mushrooms), mashed Yukon gold potatoes (skin off for thanksgiving), coleslaw ( both of our stomachs aren’t real happy afterward but we love it), and for the veggies, I did venture off the norm a bit, instead of sweet potatoes we had roasted butternut squash (since neither my wife nor I like sweet potatoes), and I roasted a yellow cauliflower, it was excellent ( so much for the heralded green bean casserole).
I did also make some homemade orange cranberry sauce.
And for dessert my famous pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream.
What I had at the end of the meal were leftovers!! I packed up food to go for our guests, and still ended up with enough food for the next few days.
My wife loves my chicken stew, so I thought why not turn them into Turkey Pot Pie.
I made a batch of pie dough and got it into the fridge to chill, while I prepped the veggies. Everything came together, and while it cooled down just a bit (didn’t want to melt the pie crust), I relaxed for a few minutes.
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