Guests the day after Thanksgiving?
- chefMolnar Nov 27, 2008 07:03 AM
We are having a couple of dear friends over tomorrow night (the day after Thanksgiving). This won't be a formal dinner by any means, but it should be nice. I don't want simply to repeat today's dinner, but I would like to use the leftover turkey and keep it somehow in the Thanksgiving spirit. Two other limitations:
(1). No Tetrazinni. Even when it's fancy, it doesn't feel to me like dinner for guests.
(2). No turkey chili. My friend makes a dynamite chili and I couldn't possibly compete.
Any suggestions for a fine, casual dinner that doesn't scream leftovers? Or should I scrap it and go with my Orchiette e Rape?
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
I would make a turkey pot pie and introduce another meat -- perhaps a small beef or pork roast, with a green salad. Depending upon their likes or dislikes, you add some other veggies. The pot pie is easy -- leftover chopped turkey, sauted carrots, peas, green beans (can be left over), gravy filling. Everyone remembers these from when they were little -- just try to avoid making it too runny. Another alternative is to put the pie filling into a casserole dish and top with biscuit dough, but a real pie is fun. Biscuits are highly recommended.,