There is satisfaction in repurposing leftover to something amazing. Not necessarily more amazing than its first incarnation, but amazing nonetheless. The celebration of abundance naturally comes with plenty of leftovers. Obviously the classic turkey stuffing gravy sandwich is hard to beat. When all else fails, there is always the dependable turkey tetrazzini too. But I wanted something different.
To me, leftover isn’t just the extra food we did not finish from the feast. There is also that odd cup of turkey stock, the few stalks of celery hanging around, the handful of baby carrots that could not fit onto the crudité platter, the last sips of white wine, and bunches of herbs with only a few leaves plucked for the meal. I made this Turkey Cobbler with Parsley Sage Biscuits for the very specific purpose of clearing my fridge.
Once the cobbler came out of the oven, I guarantee you would not even think about the word leftover. The smooth white sauce draped and hugged every chunky bite of turkey and vegetable. The buttery herb biscuits were delicious on their own but absolutely irresistible when soaked with the turkey filling. It was comfort food appropriate for the colder days.