Turkey Croquettes with Spinach Mashers and Pan Gravy
Matt Rating ****
Course black pepper
Plain bread crumbs
Baby spinach leaves
Prepared whole-berry cranberry sauce (I omitted this)
We had our newlywed friends, Kevin and Anne, over for dinner tonight and it was great to fellowship with them! I did some prep work ahead of time by chopping the veggies and mixing in the herbs and seasonings and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours so I wouldn't be rushed at dinner-time getting everything ready. This was a pretty healthful meal that I wasn't shy about going back for seconds (and even thirds on the potatoes!). The baby spinach was added to the mashed potatoes and you'd be surprised at how good it turned out by having a little bit of crunchy green in them! The pan gravy (not pictured) on top of everything just made it that much better. The only complaint that I have about this meal is that there weren't leftovers for lunch tomorrow ;-) It took two batches because my pan wasn't big enough to fit 8 patties, so the second batch came out a little darker because the oil was darker, but they were still pretty tasty.
I haven't decided what to make for dinner tomorrow yet, but I've got to start making some of the fish/seafood dishes and just hope that Matt will like them! Stay tuned and we'll see if I dare to make one tomorrow...