Rural Missouri - November 2013 - (Page 24)

H E A R T H & H O M E Delicious new ways to use holiday leftovers Turkey Pot Pie I by Heather Berry page design by Megan Backes t's the day after Thanksgiving, and yet another holiday is about to commence - the often dreaded "Eating of the Leftovers." While it's not an official holiday, the day (or in some cases, week) after Thanksgiving does cause some cooks to stare into the cold abyss of leftovers and wonder what to disguise the turkey or side dish as the next time they serve it up so it tastes good - again. Leftovers can return as delicious sandwiches, casseroles or pastas. Fruits, such as cranberries, can end up in muffins. Leftovers can be kept for up to four days in the refrigerator. If you don't plan to eat leftovers within four days, however, freeze them immediately. 24 Turkey Pot Pie Pastry for double-crust pie 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 pound cooked turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large leek, white part only, thinly sliced 1-1/2 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup carrots, cut into thin slices, then halved 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 10-ounce can turkey gravy 1/2 teaspoon thyme Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare pastry for double-crust pie. Place one crust in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a skillet and sauté turkey until browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Add remaining oil to skillet and sauté leek, mushroom, carrots and garlic until leek has softened, about 5 minutes. Add prepared turkey, gravy and thyme; stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer gently until turkey is well coated and sauce slightly thickened. Pour turkey mixture into the pie shell. Cover pie with remaining pie crust, turn edges under and crimp edge as you wish. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - November 2013

Rural Missouri - November 2013
White mules and family wine
Helping our neighbors
A rolling tribute to freedom
Out of the Way Eats
Big man from a small town
Hearth and Home
Best of rural Missouri
Salvaging history
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - November 2013