The Creator, when obliging man to eat, invites him to do so by appetite, and rewards him by pleasure. – Savarin
Gourmandise is an act of our judgement, in obedience to which, we grant a preferance to things which are agreeable, over those which name not that quality. – Savarin
Animals fill themselves; man eats. The man of mind alone knows how to eat. – Savarin
Lula’s Turkey Refrigerator Casserole
Rice, 1 cup
Salt, 2 tsp
Water, 2 cups
Butter, ½ tsp
Bring all but rice to boil, dump in rice, cook according to package directions. Brown rice is a fabulous healthy alternative in this recipe. While the rice is cooking, dice your veggies and shred your meat. When done, dump rice into 1.5 or 2 quart casserole dish.
Bite size leftover turkey, 2C , Layer on top of rice.
Onion, diced, ½ C
Green Pepper, diced, ½ C
Celery, diced, ½ C
Mushrooms, sliced, ½ C
Broccoli florets, chopped small, 2 cups OR
Green Beans, fresh, 2 cups OR any combination of any
vegetables you have leftover or canned or frozen such
as corn, etc.. I wouldn’t try Brussels Sprouts, though!
Mix all together and microwave in separate dish 8-10 minutes, depending on your microwave. Your largest vegetable should be cooked through. Then dump all of this on top of the turkey. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream/Celery Soup, 2 cans
Sour Cream, ½ C
Cheddar Chs, shredded, ¾ C
Dijon Mustard, 1 tbs
Worchestershire Sauce, 1tsp
Cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp
Yes, I said canned soup. Sometimes Lula must return to the south. Mix all of this together and dump on top of veggies.
French Fried Onions
As many as you want, dump on top of casserole and bake uncovered until bubbling – appx 30-45 minutes. If you are one of the rare households who doesn’t have these onions around during holiday time, crush a sleeve of Ritz or butter crackers and mix with ½ stick of melted butter and spread on top.
Lula wishes for your tastebuds delight!