So yesterday I roasted a turkey.

I was doing my regular Monday grocery shopping when I espied turkeys on sale. Total impulse-buy. Ya have to do it once in a while…

Turkey requires a few accoutrements and we had a few… gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce, rolls… It was a pretty good dinner but with just the three of us, there were a few leftovers – most notably, the turkey, gravy and stuffing.

Since it’s been howling rain all day with temperatures plummeting, I thought a turkey pot pie of sorts would be appropriate.I considered making a double crust and doing a traditional pot pie, but I had a bit of a time crunch – not to mention a laziness factor.

I opted, instead, for something a bit different. First, I pressed the leftover stuffing into the bottom of a casserole. I chopped up turkey and put it in a pot with the leftover gravy and a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and brought it all to a boil. It went on top of the stuffing and refrigerator biscuits went on top. Into a 350° oven for 25 minutes.

The secret to cooking biscuits or dumplings atop a casserole is to make sure the casserole filling is hot before you put the biscuits on. A cold filling will not cook the biscuit bottom before the top burns.

And yes, I used refrigerator biscuits. They worked, but I’m always just slightly annoyed whenever I use them. Even good ones aren’t really that good.

Next time I’ll make my own.

In the meantime, here’s a picture of the turkey dinner from last night.



I see hot turkey sandwiches in my future…