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Leftover Bake

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If you followed Munching Madness, then you already know of my penchant for re-making leftovers into something different and delicious.  If not, you will soon see. 
There was a ton of turkey leftover from my last stock-making fiasco.  In addition, I had a cup or two of brown rice waiting to be used up.  When I was cleaning out the fridge I threw them into a bowl to save room, assuming I would make something yummy with them later.  Boy, was I right!
I decided a casserole was in order.  It is cold cold cold here in NJ, and warm comforting meals are in order.  To start, I copped up a heaping cup of carrots and celery.  It went into a pan with lots-o-butter and 3 enormous cloves of garlic (chopped).
When they were starting to soften and smell good, I added chopped up parsley, salt, pepper, and about 3 T of flour. 
A little more butter was added and it was mixed together.  I probably should have let it cook a little longer, but I got impatient.
The liquid was added next.  3/4 cup stock and 1/2 cup milk went on in and the stove was turned up to medium/high.
When it came to a boil, it was mixed together with the turkey and rice in a Pyrex dish.
It was covered with some tin foil and baked at 350* for 10 minutes (until it was warm).

 HOLY COW!  I can’t even believe how yummy this was.  I would eat this all.  the.  time.  It is THAT good.  Try it!

This post was featured on Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist, Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet,  and The Hearth and Soul Hop!

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3 thoughts on “Leftover Bake

  1. Hi Jackie,
    Your Turkey Casserole for leftovers looks really good. Thank you for sharing and I am you # 12 follower. Come over to The Country Cottage and see me sometime. You have a great week!

  2. Lovin the comfort food! Turkey is always good anytime of year in my opinion…. Thanks for the great recipe and for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. Yay! I love leftover reworkings, too. In fact, sometimes I like them more than the original dish just because I feel so proud of having cobbled something together from scraps. Thanks for sharing your creation with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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