Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! How’s your day going so far? Are you making the bird or headed over to a loved one’s house today? We’re having friends here today and I’m making way too much food! I love all the leftovers, don’t you? I watched Thanksgiving Live last weekend on the Food Network and Ina Garten said that she makes two turkeys. One to eat that day and one to carve and send home with her guests. How awesome is that?! I’ve basically hijacked my fiend TJ’s tupperware so I’m sending her home with a bunch of leftovers after dinner. That was all part of the plan, yeah, that’s the ticket.
Back in AZ our family friends, the Wolf pack, would come over the weekend after Thanksgiving. We each had Thanksgiving at our own houses with family in from out of state or down the street so the weekend after was our time to get together. One year I found this recipe in an old Southern Living of my mom’s and gave it a try. It’s been morphed into mine now but I love it! They were on they’re way over when I asked them to bring their waffle iron because mine was broken. They stopped at the store and picked up a brand new one for me. How great is that! Turkey a la King is a super delicious way to use leftover turkey when you’re having company. Not only that you can make this ahead of time and just reheat when you’re ready to eat! Can’t beat that.
Happy Thanksgiving again everyone!
Turkey a la King
- 6 T butter divided
- 1 c bell peppers any colors, diced
- 1 c. onion diced
- 8 oz. mushrooms quartered
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 T flour
- 2 1/2 c chicken or turkey stock
- 2 c heavy cream
- 1/4 white wine
- 2 c. cooked turkey meat shredded
- In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
- add in cheese and pecans and stir
- beat eggs in a small bowl and add buttermilk, club soda and vegetable oil
- pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined
- grease a preheated waffle iron and spoon on mixture
- cook just like a normal waffle
- remove and repeat until all batter is cooked
- keep warm in the oven at 170 degrees or freeze and reheat in the oven or toaster when ready to serve.
Turkey a la King
- melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over med heat
- add bell peppers, onion and mushrooms into the butter and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes
- add in white wine and allow to cook and mushrooms to absorb the liquid
- add in remaining 3 Tablespoons of butter and sprinkle with flour mixing in and allow to cook for a min or two
- slowly whisk in the broth once combined and no lumps add in heavy cream
- stir constantly until sauce begins to bubble and thickens
- serve immediately or put in an air tight container and store in the fridge until ready to eat and reheat on the stove in a sauce pan
- pour over cheddar waffles and enjoy!