Friday, November 23, 2007


"The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July."
~ Henry David Thoreau
~ Out the window (waning colors)


~ Though similar, this rich and colorful dish (adapted from April, 2005 Southern Living) with a slightly different twist is a tasty change from traditional tetrazzini (Archives: November 24, 2006).
1 (12-oz) package 'straw & hay' (green & white) fettuccine or all spinach or regular
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 coarsely chopped sweet yellow onion
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
3 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. white pepper
3 cup milk or half & half
3 cups chopped turkey
1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1 (14-oz) can drained and chopped artichoke hearts
1 cup white wine
2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
(or 1 cup shredded Parmesan & 1 cup shredded white cheddar)
1 cup sliced almonds or pine nuts
3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in large skillet. Add onion and mushrooms and saute 7-10 minutes over medium-high heat or until tender. Gradually stir in flour, salt and white pepper. With whisk, add milk (half & half), stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in wine. Remove from heat. Fold in turkey, artichoke hearts and roasted peppers.
  • Lightly grease 9 x 13 in. pan. Layer with half of pasta, half of turkey mixture and 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers with remaining pasta, turkey mixture and cheese. Sprinkle top with almonds and parsley.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. (6-8 servings)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I will have to try some of your recipes, they look good!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I will have to try some of your recipes, they look really good!

Kerri Farley said...

Great collage with the "fading" leaves...and that sunburst in the middle. Wonderful!
I am learning to love all of the seasons, however winter is the least loved by me at this point....maybe I'll change my mind this winter!

A Larrapin Garden said...

Hello! I saw your blog on Garden Voices. What a stunning collage -- wow. How did you make it? The recipe looks great and I can't wait to try it. Wonderful blog!

Leigh from
A Larrapin Garden

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Wow-I am so glad to find your blog. Great photos and recipes! I love to cook.

Catherine said...

Beautiful Thoreau quote! And Gorgeous pictures...that is a beautiful collage! I love the shot's looking through your window..wonderful!!

Rob said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm finding that this blogging deal is huge, and I get lost in it quite easily. great looking recipe here, I must try this. Actually, you have a number of delicous sounding recipes. mmm, food, my other hobby. ;)