Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

Downright cold, that is.  The weather folks are finally predicting a bit of snow tomorrow.  That means warming foods.  And Turkey Pot Pie definitely fit the bill tonight.

The turkey from a couple of days ago was calling my name…  Turkey leftovers can be a lot of fun or they can be mediocre, at best.  I’ve done both.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to make, but I wanted it to fit the weather outside.  Pot Pies did just that.

And they were easy enough to make – a bit of a clean out the refrigerator dish.  I sauteed a half onion with a handful of diced mushrooms, 3 diced carrots, and a couple of stalks of celery.  Then one potato, peeled and cubed.

I added about 3 cups of chicken broth and about a cup of leftover turkey gravy.  I let it simmer until the veggies were almost done, then added a cup of frozen peas and a couple of cups of cubed turkey.

I thickened it all with a beurre manié and ladled it into ovenproof bowls and covered with a round of puff pastry.  Yes, I could have made a lovely pie crust topping, but…  I had puff pastry in the freezer and I was feeling lazy.  Besides, truth be known, I rarely make pie crusts any more.  We have such a good one at work…..

Into a 425° oven for 15 minutes and dinner was served!

It was really, really good.  And really, really hot!  Even my asbestos-mouth was feeling the heat!  Victor finally just took his all out of the bowl right onto the plate.

But it was worth every burnt taste bud!  It was even worth the baked-on bowls that may come clean one of these days.

Not sure what tomorrow’s dinner is going to be, but Sunday’s is Turkey Soup!


And… then we had dessert.

I have said more times than I can remember that I want to east seasonally, I want to eat locally, when possible, and strawberries in January are wrong.  So…  I bought strawberries in January.  They came up from Florida and really do taste good.

Victor had made cupcakes the other night as part of our “If it’s portioned properly we might eat a bit less” plan and sliced with just a drizzle of brandy and a teaspoon of sugar, they were perfect.  A dollop of  crème fraîche and dessert was served.

And I bought strawberries in January…