I browsed the web for some recipes and drew from several different ones. Here's what I landed on:
1 1/2c shredded turkey
3/4c chopped crimini mushrooms
1 chopped onion
1/2c leftover gravy
1 splash milk
1c or so leftover thanksgiving vegetables
pastry of some sort. I had a pastry sheet like the one I used for my baked brie, but I would've used crescent rolls, too.
The first step is to sauté mushrooms and onions in butter.
Then, I added the peas and then gravy. I had probably 1/4c of that leftover. The recipes I found called for things like 6T butter or a cup or so of heated milk or, God forbid, a can of mushroom soup. I decided to use gravy as my liquid, and then added a splash of milk at the end until I got to a consistency I was comfortable with.
Then add some Thanksgiving vegetables. I used Sanne's roasted root veggies with harvest grains. Next, add the turkey.
Then, spoon the mixture into a 9" pie dish, or a few individual dishes.
...cover with pastry and pinch edges. Be sure to cut a few slits for the moisture to escape. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees.
I'de never made a pot pie before, of any kind. This was pretty easy, and since I already had everything I needed on hand, I didn't have to make any extra trips to the store. I think this might be a new week-after-Thanksgiving tradition.
Mmmm. Pot pie, Sam Adams and the Muppets. I am a very happy person right now.
Merry Christmastime! Tomorrow, Sanne will give you a bread recipe using some more leftovers, we'll show you our Christmas tree/decorations and I'll hopefully put a dent in my two 10-page papers that I haven't started yet...
I still want to see/ hear about your leftovers recipes. I've heard talk of a cornish game hen pot pie on Facebook that I'm dying to see, but I'm also interested in a fresh take on turkey sandwiches. Come on, people! Send them our way! firstname.lastname@example.org