Time to deconstruct the last of the Thanksgiving turkey -- the carcass is boiling and tomorrow I'll make a turkey vegetable soup. Some of the meat will go into the freezer but the rest is going into this dish -- kind of the epitome of comfort food.
I boiled up some potatoes for mashed potatoes -- leftovers would work if we had them but freshly mashed are lighter and better. I put the bits of turkey in the bottom of a shallow casserole and added some sauteed sliced onion. In the pan where I'd sauteed the onion, I melted a couple of tablespoons of butter, whisked in some flour and curry powder, and made a simple roux. Then I added turkey broth.to make a nice gravy. The gravy went over the turkey and onions and the mashed potatoes went over the whole thing. A sprinkle of paprika for color, bake at 375 till bubbling ( about 45 minutes.) Serve with green peas and a simple salad (we had spring mix with toasted almonds and a little cubed Camembert (another Thanksgiving leftover,)
Man thanks to all who sent such nice messages about our William. Over on Facebook it was a virtual memorial service as many who'd known him (and had his tongue in their ear more than once) commented. He certainly made a strong impression on lots of folks!