Saturday, December 31, 2016

Diana's Leftover Turkey/Chicken Tetrazzini and The Force Awakens

Hi everyone, I decided to post my favorite tetrazzini recipe that I've been making for many years.  My husband Phil smoked a organic fresh turkey for us this Christmas and I roasted a organic Chicken from the grocery store too.  We had leftovers from both.  So, decided to make a casserole and freeze some for later.

The first photo is ready for the oven, second photo is out of the oven.  The recipe follows:                                                                            

Diana’s Leftover Turkey & Chicken  Tetrazzini

2 cups of leftover turkey and/or chicken cut up
Olive oil (drizzle in medium sauce pan)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 large onion (cut up)
2 stalks of celery (cut up)
1 can of small black olives (optional)
1 small package of angel hair pasta (your favorite brand)
¼ cup of flour
½ half stick of butter (salted or unsalted)
¼ cup of milk
1 ¾ cup of chicken stock
¼ cup of dry white wine (that you would also drink)
1 8 oz. package of Mexican cheese (shredded)
salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan, drizzle olive oil in pan and heat to medium.  Add the minced garlic, onion and celery.  Cook until onions are clear and starting to brown.  Place in a large bowl and set aside.  Add the leftover meat to skillet and heat.  Mix with onions, celery and garlic.  Set aside.  

In the meantime while cooking the onions, etc., using pasta directions cook about ¾ of the package of pasta. When done strain and mix together in the bowl with the other cooked ingredients.  Strain the black olives and add to the mixture.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 350🔘F

In a medium saucepan heat the butter to just about brown, then add ¼ cup of flour, salt and pepper and mix with a whisk.  Let it start to brown, in the pan. Then, mix in the 1 ¾ cup of chicken stock & ¼ cup of milk (whisking to thicken).  Once it starts to thicken, add the white wine.  Cook until thick (continue to whisk).  Once it is thick, remove from heat. 

In a 9 x 9 metal or glass pan, alternate the meat mixture, sauce, meat mixture and sauce.  Top with entire package of cheese.

Cook for 30 minutes and/or until topping is bubbly.

Let it cool about 5 minutes before serving.  Yum, Yum...

I've also completed my sons Star Wars hat and mailed to him.  He actually received it this Thursday and loves it.

Happy New Year to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful 2017!!!

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