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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 3, Friday

Pasta with Turkey, Leeks and Peas

Cooking time: 30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

    I decided on a simple pasta dinner for this busy time of year. Besides.... Pasta is always good.

Pasta with Turkey, Peas and Leeks

Total time: 30 minutes 
   Frozen peas are another under-used vegetable.  They are hard to find fresh and, for peas, frozen is better, anyway.  The leeks add a mild onion flavor to the pasta and a sprinkle of shredded cheese finishes it.

Pasta with Turkey, Peas and Leeks Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
pot and colander for pasta, skillet with lid

Put water on high heat for pasta
Slice leeks, sauté
Slice turkey, add to leeks
    Stand around a few minutes

Shred the cheese if needed
Start to cook pasta
Add peas, stock, wine and tarragon to turkey
Cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is done
     Wee break while stuff cooks
Drain pasta, put into skillet with turkey
Cook a minute or two, stirring gently
Sprinkle with cheese, stir and serve