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02 December 2009 @ 02:39 pm
Working my way through leftovers  
I'm going to make that soup today. Srsly.

Aside from the turkey soup I'm going to make today, we've had turkey sandwiches, turkey quesadillas, and some turkey rice casserole thing I made with rice cooked in turkey broth, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and lots of freshly grated parmesan.

I think I'm going to make a turkey pot pie, too, but I can't decide if I want to try to make my own pie crusts or just go buy a roll of dough from HEB. I don't think I have a rolling pin, but I'm pretty sure I can do the rest of it.

I read a neat trick online for making your own flakey crusts, too. They suggested using a cheese grater to grate the butter in, that way you get the butter in very small peices without creaming it into the flour. Rolling pin aside, I have butter, flour, and salt, so I have everything I'd need to make my own. I just don't have the pin.. or a two liter bottle of coke.. or anything like that. I guess I could take a hairspray can and wrap it in saran wrap?

Anyway.. a freind suggested the turkey pot pie, and it seemed to be a great way to get rid of a bunch of the dark meat that Matt won't normally pick out and eat, as well as the leftover gravy, and the leftover celery from the stuffing. I'm going to take half the leftover celery and use it in soup, with some carrots I bought. I can use the other half and the rest of the carrots for pot pie, and it'll be great. I have some potatoes, too! The soup and the pot pie will have the same ingredients, but a different consistancy! Sounds great!

In other news.. I need to renew the paper-wings.org domain again. I usually renew it for two years at a time, but everytime I think about renewing it.. Ugh. Maybe I'm just not that SRS BSNS cosplayer anymore, but yeah XP
(Anonymous) on December 3rd, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Actually Grandpa has a pretty good recepie for crusts .. think he uses a lil vodka in his apple pie crusts , im sure you could probably get away with the same thing for turkey pot pie
(Anonymous) on December 4th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Vodka pie crust
The vodka cuts down on the water and evaporates leaving a much flakier crust. Use half butter and have lard that is very cold and use half vodka and half water for the liquid. Chill thourghly before rolling out. I have to hunt for the recipe, but that is really the only difference between recipies. You don't taste the vodka in there. Grandpa thought that he mixed it in the food proccesser. but don't over mix. I'll try to find the actual recipe.

lol last comment must have been from Al