I had never made Turkey a la King before.
I don't know why I've never made it, maybe because there was always plenty of gravy to make turkey biscuit pie or turkey and rice or turkey and dumplings????
Whatever the reason, his head or his shoes, He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos...
Back to Sunday! My son-in-law Jon loves turkey a la king and this year they can't go to Minnesota for the holidays, so I wanted to do something just nice for him. He's such a good, caring man.
He loved it! Homemade biscuits and homemade cream sauce, and he was so happy! :) And that was the best part of all, seeing Jon smile.
And making fun of him, just a little!!!
So this is the recipe and it was super easy:
Turkey a la King
4 cups cubed turkey
2 cups mixed veggies
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste, a dash of nutmeg works well here, too, if desired.
Melt butter, mix with flour to make "roux" then whisk in chicken broth. Heat to thicken. Add milk and cream and seasoning. Heat. Add turkey and veggies. Heat over medium heat, stirring so bottom doesn't burn, just long enough to heat everything through.
I made homemade biscuits to go with this, but egg noodles are wonderful... or croissants, or packaged biscuits. Honestly, the sauce was so delightfully delicious, no one will care what form of carb-crazy deliciousness you serve this on, they'll just eat too much and be grateful!
And for the first time in several years (I am so ashamed to admit this!!!) I actually had my act together enough to have the Advent wreath ready for the first Sunday of Advent... It's simple and sweet, the way I like Advent to be. A time of cool stillness, waiting...
Simple food, simple times, simple faith....
And another cute kid!
And here is what the Turkey ala King looked like since my camera was giving me agita while I worked this week! And I'm not even Italian!!!
And Grandpa bought Vanilla Holiday Nog for the kids.... He is now their favorite, which doesn't seem fair, right? Since I'm the cooker and baker and story teller? One jug of deliciousness upped his status exponentially!
Because you can never have too many rocket ships!
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