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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 6, Monday

Pasta with Turkey, Leeks and Peas

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

      A simple dish using frozen peas, leeks and turkey.  Use turkey cutlets, part of a turkey tenderloin (freeze the rest), ground turkey or chicken breasts.

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
Cook pasta
Add peas, stock, wine, tarragon to turkey
Cover, reduce heat, simmer until pasta is done
     Wee break while stuff cooks
Drain pasta, add to skillet with turkey
Cook a minute or two, stirring gently
Sprinkle with cheese, serve