Sunday, December 18, 2005

1912 Time to clean up the turkey

left over from Thanksgiving and getting a bit frosty in the freezer. Last week I noticed that Campbell's has a chunky soup called "Turkey Pot Pie." So I bought 2 cans. I took about 1+ cups of frozen turkey pieces out of the freezer and put them in my small cast iron skillet sprayed with olive oil. Then I poured one can of the soup on it, and added a top single pie crust--1 cup of flour mixed with 1/3 cup oil, 1/6 cup of water, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bake at 425 about 15 minutes and turn down to about 350. I don't remember how long I baked it--probably another 30 minutes. Made a nice little supper with about 3 servings. I don't think the soup alone would stand up as a recognizable turkey pot pie, but with a little help it wasn't bad.


doyle said...

Think about trying this:

Two prefab deep-dish pie crusts.

Mix the leftover turkey (I do it with chicken on a regular basis), 1 ½ to 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables, 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 1 medium (chunk-cut, peel and all) potato, and 1 (sliced) stalk of celery.

Dump the mixture in the bottom pie crust. Cover with the second crust, crimping the edges and venting.

Place on a cookie pan in case it drips (mine always do) and (pretty much, give or take) bake according to the crusts'package directions for a fruit pie.

Leftover beef? Same thing except cream of celery soup, darkened with powdered (brown / beef / or beef-onion) gravy mix. (If I have part of an onion left in the refrigerator, I'll dice some of it up and toss that in, too.)

Norma said...

Shut your mouth girl! A prefab pie crust. Oh NO No NO No NO. Fake white sauce, soggy veggies--never no mind. Never a fake pie crust in this house.

doyle said...

Oops. Sorry 'bout that. Some are good with dough, I'm not.

How bad am I?

After years (and years) of trying, my family finally convinced me to stop. "No more," they sobbed. "If you love us, you'll buy prefab crusts!"