Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dipping In the Pocket of Her Raincoat

Turkey Tetrazzini with Spaghetti Squash
I lightened this major comfort dish with roasted Spaghetti Squash and just a few strands of real pasta.  I replaced the heavy cream with a dollop of sour cream and used up my turkey stock to make the bechamel sauce.  Also, I'm not a girl to have Sherry around, so forget that nonsense, didn't need it, I'm sure it's lovely.  But for sure make this, as Amanda mentions in her Striped Spatula site (below), even with chicken.  Mushrooms, peas, leftover turkey breast in a creamy sauce with bread crumbs and Parmesan, what's not to love?  And another bonus was that I was able to use up the rest of my carrots and celery.  All good things.  It's always a sad day when you have to throw out any unused vegetable further proving you are a complete failure and suck at everything as they plunge down to their final thud, dragging your plastic trash bag, causing it to come undone from the sides and turn in on itself.  Sometimes it feels so sad. 

The day before I watched and waited at work for a snow day announcement as a storm of the century, a ginormous bombogenesis was to fall upon the land, dumping possibly 16 inches of snow on the city like we haven't seen in years.  It would be of Trump like proportions.  I eagerly followed the radar alerts.....
.....and tried to be at the window the moment the mayhem began. 
It did snow and sleet and blow like crazy.  We stayed open until 7pm and I was able to walk to the subway to feel the elements as I like to do sometimes in extreme weather.  Be in it, let the freezing ice slap my face until my mascara melts as I walk with hunched shoulders, head down, hands in pockets against the bitter wind.  You feel so alive, it's totally worth it!  And let's face it, I won't get to do this forever.  I'll be an old lady that gets on the bus or doesn't go out at all on days like these someday, hopefully, but not too soon.  
God bless the Mexican and South American immigrants out in all weather to get your hot food delivered in record time.  No tires work in that sleet, so we witnessed several accidents that night.
I got home and it did continue but nothing much came of it.  Well, like 10 inches I believe was the final count here in the city.  Of course other areas were extremely smothered in the white powder but it was just another day here.  

For breakfast I made a quickie pan frittata of hot sausage, peppers, onions and topped with hot sauce. 

Turkey Tetrazzini recipe 

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