Now, let’s see what I have left to use.
In my house the day after Thanksgiving is officially called “Leftovers Pot Pie Day”. Every year I just take whatever is left from our Thanksgiving dinner and bake it into a yummy personal pot pie. The ingredients aren’t always the same, but somehow they always turn out great and my kids look forward to digging into one.
Here is what I am using this year :
- leftover turkey
- leftover string bean casserole
- leftover potato gratin
- leftover brussels sprouts
- 4 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 packages of pie crust
- 1 egg
- salt & pepper
Here is what you need to do :
Chop up your leftovers into bite size pieces.
Next, melt the 4 tablespoons of butter and then stir in flour. Cook for a few minutes and then add in milk. Season with salt & pepper and make sure to give a good stir once in a while. Cook until thickened. Stir in chopped up leftovers and cook on low for a few minutes.
Line your baking dish with half of a pie crust and fill up with filling. Cover with other half of crust making sure to crimp the edges. Cut three slits in the center and give the top a brushing of egg wash. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown and bubbly.
I have made pot pies with a store-bought rotisserie chicken and a bag of frozen mixed veggies and they still turn out great. So have fun and get creative and most of all….