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Turkey Tuesday: Mess Hall to Bistro


Jen, from Mess Hall to Bistro, is an amazing cook.  In fact, she hosts a recipe link party every week, Made From Scratch Tuesday


She’s also raising four step kids, and in addition to working full time, she helps her husband run his business, too.  She says, “No matter how busy we are, his stomach rules the house! I love to cook which is a perfect match to his love of eating.”

These Taco Burgers that she recently posted look amazing…And you could EASILY substitute ground turkey!



Jen also submitted a recipe to the National Turkey Federation’s contest that I posted about last week.  Here is her entry:

I followed the recipe below from www.leftoverchicken.com, with my changes in italics.

Turkey Tetrazzini

Note: May be made 1 day ahead.
1 T. flour
1 T. butter
1 c milk
¼ t salt
¼ t pepper
¼ t paprika (sometimes my stomach doesn't like paprika, so I cut this out)
¼ t sage
¼ t dry mustard
Few drops onion juice (onion juice? I diced one small onion and sauteed it with the mushrooms)
1 t. lemon juice
2 c. cooked chicken, cut in pieces (I used turkey, chopped into pieces, didn't measure, but it was enough to serve 5 in the end)
¾ c cooked spaghetti (I cooked some angel hair pasta, again didn't measure)
½ c chopped fresh mushrooms (I used 2 portebella mushroom caps)
2 T. butter
¼ lb. grated Parmesan cheese (I used about 1/4 c.)
2 c. chopped spinach
Sliced, fresh mozzarella
¾ c butter bread crumbs
Make a medium white sauce of the flour, butter, milk and salt. Add the pepper, paprika sage, mustard and onion & lemon juices to the white sauce and heat to the boiling point. Add chicken turkey, spaghetti, spinach, parmesan cheese, and mushrooms and onions which have been sautéed in the butter. Fill 2 individual greased casseroles or one larger casserole with the mixture and top with mozzarella cheese and bread crumbs. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until the crumbs are very brown and ingredients are warmed through.

Doesn’t it look delicious?!?!   Thanks for letting me post it, Jen!


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