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Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 13, Friday

White Asparagus with Mary Rose Sauce
Turkey Stuffing Pie
Anything else left in the fridge

Cooking time: 45 minutes for menu           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

   Our traditional 'Day After Turkey Day Dinner'.  If you  have leftover soup use that as a first course.  If not try something Spanish: White Asparagus with Mayonnaise.  I changed it a bit, serving it Irish-style with Mary Rose sauce rather than Garlic Mayonnaise.

White Asparagus with Mary Rose Sauce

Total time: 5 minutes
      This is a classic Spanish first course.  They are usually huge, fat asparagus spears with freshly made mayonnaise.  The asparagus is always, canned; never fresh, and rarely green.  It's also wonderful!  I salute the Irish with the Mary Rose sauce...

White Asparagus with Mary Rose Sauce Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Turkey and Stuffing Pie

Total time: 45 minutes
    A variation on the traditional Shepherd's Pie or the American Pot Pie.  If you don't have leftover turkey substitute 10oz turkey, cut into pieces and sautéed with onions.  If you don't have leftover dressing you can substitute 2 potatoes, boiled and mashed or even a sheet of puff pastry.

Turkey Stuffing Pie Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  If you are using potatoes, peel, cut and boil in salted water for 15 minutes.  Mash with a bit of milk; then mix with egg and proceed.

If using puff pastry, cut to just fit over top of pie, inside baking pan.  Bake until puffed and golden.

Cooking schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, lid, whisk, medium bowl, baking dish,
small saucepan, can opener...
Turn on oven, 375F (185C)
Get the leftovers from the fridge
Chop onion, garlic
Sauté paprika
Add onion, garlic, sauté
Slice carrot, celery, add to skillet, sauté
Cut / slice turkey
Whisk egg
Add stuffing to egg, combine

Add gravy, Madeira to vegetables, cover, simmer
Make Mary Rose Sauce
Open, drain asparagus
Chop ham
Thicken gravy if needed
Add mustard, stir
Add turkey, stir
Put turkey, vegetables in baking dish
Top with stuffing, bake
Arrange asparagus, ham, sauce on plate
Serve starter, relax and enjoy
Reminisce about the big T-Day
Anything else left in the fridge? Pie?
Serve all, eat, Enjoy!