Turkey Tetrazzini

Typically turkey tetrazzini brings to mind a creamy pasta dish, but perhaps one that is a little bland and unexciting. Not so this tetrazzini. Creamy, yes, but it is loaded with flavor, downright delicious!This is a perfect way to totally repurpose leftovers into a brand new star dish. I would almost consider making turkey just…

Pomegranate Molasses Turkey

Last year, once again, we had a turkey that was raised and slaughtered within 10 miles of our house.   It doesn’t get much fresher than arranging the day you will pick up the turkey and having it freshly slaughtered that morning. Instead of brining, I like Ina Garten’s approach of salting the bird and…

Leftover Turkey Mole Tacos in the Slow Cooker

I am posting this now because we froze some of our Thanksgiving leftover turkey for use on days just like this.  I have not felt like cooking since Thanksgiving – yes, almost 2 weeks! So, yesterday, I pulled two 2-cup bags of turkey out of the freezer into the fridge to defrost.  At lunchtime today,…

Mediterranean Turkey Wrap

I had a long week with a lot of driving, including 1 day when what is normally a 3 hour round-trip became a 6 hour round-trip.  So, by the end of the week, I was too wiped out to spend the effort to cook dinner. Time for a wrap – a Mediterranean Turkey Wrap inspired by…

Turkey – All-Natural Free-Range

I am very lucky to have a wonderful free-range turkey farm less than 10 miles from my house – TA Farms.  It has taken some adjustment to cooking these birds, and I am still figuring out the best approach.  Last year I tried a form of dry brining suggested Ina Garten in her “Accidental Turkey”. …

Turkey and String Bean Stir-Fry

One of the only vegetables that grew at my parents’ house was string beans. They pretty much grew wild along the fence by our picnic table; no one ever planted them. My guess is that they started as a volunteer from our neighbor’s yard and then became quite established. Wherever they came from, I loved…

The First 60 Hours in Iran

The first 60 hours of our visit to Iran are always the most interesting.  Since we take so many naps, it always feels like a week in those first two and a half days. This trip was no exception. In the first 60 hours we traveled by planes, trains, and automobiles, visited 3 different cities, slept…

Ali’s Turkey Meatloaf – in the Slow Cooker

I have to admit that I love my husband’s turkey meatloaf (ok, he was making it with beef before I came along, but now it is turkey).  It is simple and delicious.  ONe of the favorites of all our girls. So I thought, what if I made his meatloaf, but cooked it in my crock…

Turkey Chili in the Slow Cooker

After Thanksgiving, I was turkeyed out.  It had been 5 straight days of turkey meat for this family that eats vegetarian over 80% of the time.  There was one last 1-pound bag of turkey in the fridge, but I really did not want to eat turkey again.  So, I wanted to make a dish I…

Turkey Bolognese – Thanksgiving Leftovers #3

Take leftover turkey, a bunch of veggies, and mix it into my homemade spaghetti sauce and you get a totally new meal – Turkey Bolognese.  It is a shame to call this a “leftover” meal, since I would almost make the turkey just to be able to make this!  It is a shame I made…