The Thanksgiving Holiday

Director of Food & Nutritional Services The Thanksgiving Holiday is fast approaching and we are planning to make a feast out of good Ole Tom (Tom Turkey).  At the end of the day our family and friends will be just as stuffed as he was. Now that we’ve had our fill with Tom, what do we do with the rest of him? With the present economic situation we can’t afford to have good ole Tom go to waste now can we? Do we use his bones to make turkey stock for soup, some juicy Turkey Casserole or Turkey Tetrazzini? OR do we use the breast to make Turkey Ceasar SaladTurkey Club Sandwiches OR Brown Stew Turkey Wings N’ Thighs. Well… what ever you decide here is a Grrrrrrrreat way  we can demonstrate our thanks to God for what He has afforded us so that we can share with our neighbors, our co-workers or better yet, we can share all these goodies with those less fortunate at the local homeless shelter:   TURKEY TETRAZZINI RECIPE 9 Tbs butter 2 tsp olive oil 1 lb cooked turkey (use the cuttings from your left over turkey) 2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 large onion (finely chopped) 5 cloves garlic (minced) 1 Tbs fresh thyme leaves (chopped) ½ cup dry white wine 1/3 cup all purpose flour 5 cups evaporated milk 1 cup turkey broth (from stock) 1 pinch of all spice (ground) 1 fist full of linguine (about 12 ozs) ¾ cup frozen mixed veggies ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup dried Italian-style bread crumbs Method: Preheat oven to450 degrees F. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking dish and set aside Boil linguine in salted water until tender, drain & set aside. Mix flour, broth & milk until smooth & set aside. In a large heated frying pan pour olive oil to Sautee onion, garlic, thyme, turkey meat & parsley Add flour mixture then stir in all other ingredients except bread crumbs & cheese Stir until sauce thickens (about 10 minutes) Pour into baking dish Sprinkle bread crumbs & p/cheese over the top & bake until golden brown