Friday, November 26, 2010

Next Day Turkey

So....As I had hoped, my turkey definitely delivered. Juicy. Delicious. And LOTS of it.

We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Day. No stress, lots of yummy food and plenty of good old fashioned family time. I took the kids out for family portraits. Then we enjoyed ice skating together at the MacArthur Center outdoor skate rink. It was a lot of fun.....even if I did hang on to the wall for dear life. *Smile* It's probably best if I remain a photographer. Scott even showed his skills as did all of the kids.

After skating, we went home to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with some leftovers and dessert, then watched a movie together in the family room. What a WONDERFUL day!!

Now, what am I going to do with all of that Leftover Turkey?? Well, luckily I had planned ahead. Here is a recipe that is perfect for those next day turkey feasts.

Turkey Tetrazzini
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked spaghetti
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 2/3 cups grated Parmesan cheese
4 cups chopped cooked turkey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and place in the prepared baking dish.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Mix in chicken broth and milk. Cook and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in about 1 1/3 cups Parmesan cheese, and remove from heat.
Mix chicken broth mixture and turkey with spaghetti. Top with remaining cheese. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until surface is lightly browned.

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