Leftovers need rebranding. Can we consider leftovers to be more like heightened ingredients? Super-ingredients that give us a headstart toward another meal. Uber-ingredients that are a crunchtimer’s dream. Ultra-ingredients that make miracle meals out of real food in minutes. No, they’re not leftovers at all. They’re mealstarters. Mealstarters that turn mash potatoes into potato-leek soup, stuffing into croutons, cranberry salad into smoothies, squash into soup, gravy into, well gravy turns into fat butts so that doesn’t work, but you get the picture. Now, picture your Thanksgiving turkey as a mealstarter for turkey pot pie. Pot pie that barely slices into your time. Barely slices into your time. Turkey Pot Pie. (is my Scandal binge-viewing showing? Maybe I need a “leader of the free world” reference).
If you have a secret stash of puff pastry in your fridge or a crafty pie pastry recipe plus a previously cooked bird - you can make this family pleasing meal right now. It takes only a few basic ingredients. read more