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Karl’s Turkey Rancher’s Pie II

Note: Today, I am posting a soft food shepherd’s pie and I mention in my discussion that I had made one earlier for Thanksgiving. I realized that I had never posted the recipe.

Karl’s Turkey Rancher’s Pie II

Karl’s Turkey Rancher’s Pie II

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Karl’s Turkey Mulligatawny

Turkey Mulligatawny is a childhood memory. Every year, that I can remember, my mother, Claudia, would make it with the carcass of the Thanksgiving turkey. It is, however, as Indian as chop suey is Chinese. Simply, not something a native cook would make.

Karl’s Turkey Mulligatawny

Karl’s Turkey Mulligatawny

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Karl’s Turkey Italian Stew

Jan has been sick for the last few weeks, so I have been making a lot of chick soup. Since it is November and turkey necks are available and cheep, I decided to switch it up and make turkey stew. Three necks make for a hearty stock, but I am tired of noodles. Cannellini beans led me to think of this one as  Italian.

Karl’s Turkey Italian Stew

Karl’s Turkey Italian Stew

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Karl’s Weekday Thanksgiving with Dried Cranberry Sauce

Jan really loves turkey and she has been running her legs off at work (literally, yesterday she walked 7 miles back and forth across campus, as recorded by her Fitbit). I decided to surprise her tonight with roasted turkey, stuffing and green beans, but I wanted to keep it to a weekday’s level of effort.

Karl's Weekday Thanksgiving

Karl’s Weekday Thanksgiving

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Karl’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

This year we had a Thirdsgivingday feast (the third day after Thanksgiving–an Eilene-ism).  The kids were having Thanksgiving dinner with friends, so I was doing the whole Roast Turkey dinner thing as our Sunday dinner.

I don’t do much of anything special when I cook a turkey (butter, poultry seasoning and some kind of citrus in the cavity (lemon or orange, whatever I have to hand).  My dressing, on the other hand, is something I always make.   It is based on my mother’s Poultry Dressing recipe, but I have taken it a long way from there. This year I had to leave out the pecans, because Jan had used them all for her Pecan Tarts. But it is all good, this is a very flexible recipe.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Karl’s Turkey Rancher’s Pie

Adapted from Rachael Ray and Cook’s Illustrated Recipes.

Jan wanted turkey and I was planning to make a turkey tagine this Sunday. Myr, however, has spent the week dodging missiles in Israel, so she was a bit off Middle Eastern food. I quickly switched to making a Turkey Shepherd’s  Pie.  This led to another hitch, it is Thanksgiving week and you can buy all of the whole turkeys you want, but a package of turkey thighs was not to be found. I finally settled on smoked turkey legs as the base of my pie.

Karl's Turkey Rancher's Pie

Karl’s Turkey Rancher’s Pie

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