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Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Leftovers made over

I was thinking of our Thanksgiving leftovers all day. The juicy turkey, creamy potatoes, rich green beans. Then about an hour before dinner, I got inspired to make a Turkey Shephard's Pie out of it all. I must say it turned out pretty darn good, LOL. Mr.B inhaled it and I had to stop myself after a huge helping. I wanted stuffing in my pie, so I made a quick pan stuffing that I had seen Rachael Ray make on her show, 30 minute meals, a few years ago. I don't have the exact recipe, so I'll just share my own.


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Pan Stuffing

4 slices of toast, buttered
2 Tbs butter
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 C chopped bacon, or real bacon bits
1/4- 1/2 C chicken broth

Toast your favorite bread and butter it generously. Cut it into small cubes and set aside. In a skillet, melt butter and add onion, celery and poultry seasoning. Cook until onions soften, add in bacon bits. Add in toast cubes and moisten with chicken broth, to desired consistency.


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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Shephard's Pie

2C chopped cooked turkey
2 C leftover or pan stuffing
1-2 C leftover veggies ( I used green beans)
1 C leftover gravy
2 C leftover mashed potatoes
butter

In a large bowl, combine turkey, vegetables, stuffing and gravy. If too thick, thin out with a bit of chicken broth. Transfer to a casserole dish and top with mased potatoes. Dot with butter and bake at 375 degrees, for 30 minutes or until top is nice and golden.

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