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To get the ball rolling here is a recipe that I use. Even though I am not a meat eater, I can't justify wasting good food and we use every s"Ooops, word censored!" of the Turkey, especially as it cost £60.


Turkey Cottage Pie with Two Veg Mash


Serves 4


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6.


3 TBS butter, divided into 2TBs and 1. TBS


1 medium onion, finely chopped


1 stick of celery, finely chopped


1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped


1 fat clove garlic, crushed


4 cups leftover turkey meat, chopped


1 cup leftover turkey gravy


2 TBS fresh orange juice


1 TBS chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage


Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste .


2 cups leftover mashed potatoes


1 cup leftover mashed sweet potatoes or celeriac.


2 TBS minced fresh chives


1 large egg, beaten


Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan and add onion, celery, carrot and garlic. Cook over low heat until softened, about 12 minutes.


Stir in turkey or chicken and cook until heated through.


Add the gravy and orange juice to the mixture and cook until bubbling.


Remove from the heat, stir in the parsley and sage.


Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Transfer the filling to a round, oval or 9-by-12-inch baking dish.


Mix both potatoes together in a bowl and stir in the chives.


Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.


Beat in the egg.


Spread the potatoes over the filling and brush the top with the remaining TBS of butter, melted.


Bake in the upper third of the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbling.

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I always make a sort of soupy casseroley thing with mine.


Bung the carcass (after you have taken any decent meat off) in a pan with a carrot,an onion & some celery, & boil for an hour or so to make a nice stock.


To the drained stock add the chopped meat,diced carrots,swede,leek,onion,pots etc, plus some celery & some pearl barley if you like & simmer gently for at least 1.5 hours.Throw some thyme & bay in there too if you have it.

Mash it all down with a potato masher,so its all soft & gorgeous.


You can add leftover ham to this too.......just bug in whatever you have.

I make this whenever we roast a chicken too - 2 meals for the price of 1, & its got loads of veggies in which the children actually eat!

I sometimes also make herby dumplings to go with....delicious :D

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I do the soupy casserole thing as well - but might try Egluntin's cottage pie as well.


I sometimes freeze sliced breast meat (nearly typed milk there :?:roll: ) and it makes a quick roast dinner meal for Lauren and Jake - just defrost...... and add vegetables and gravy.


I always used to do that for my Dad. He loved it.


I love the "almost" typo!

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