Friday, November 29, 2013

Not the Leftover

Leftovers have such a bad reputation.  I think it's because in the simplest case a previous meal is reheated and served somewhat stale, not quite as good as the original and with low expectations.

But with a little thought and some different ingredients a leftover can be turned in to a magnificent meal.

I give you - Turkey Tetrazzini!

Surely this tasty dish is served by itself as a new, main course.  Following a Thanksgiving roast turkey dinner you have the main ingredient at hand, that is, turkey!

All you need to add is spaghetti, mushrooms, almonds, cheese and cream.  Of course, you can jazz up the recipe with some white wine and colorful vegetables, but the basics are just fine.

Here's the blueprint:

Turkey (duh!)
Sautéed mushrooms and almonds.
Cooked spaghetti noodles.
A white sauce with cream added.
Grated parmesan cheese.

Mix it all together in a casserole dish, cover with cheese and bake at 350 until browned.

Amaze your friends and create a leftover leftover, leftover turkey tetrazzini.  The crowd went wild.

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