When I first met my husband, he was surviving on hamburger and pizza alone. I was surprised after we married to find that he actually had a cookbook that his mother had prepared for him before he moved off to college. This simple book contained the recipes for a handful of his favorite dishes and almost involved the instructions to “open a can”.
A lot has changed over the last 15 years, and though some of these dishes are still among his favorites, his appetite and conscience have changed and so many of the recipes have evolved to reflect this.
Turkey Tetrazzini was one of his favorites then, but the foundation for his mother’s recipe was canned soup. Now we try to avoid that due to the present MSG and hydrogenated oil.
This simple recipe uses sour cream as the foundation for the sauce, and it is an excellent way to use up any turkey you may have left from Thanksgiving. If you don’t have any turkey, you can also make this recipe with cooked chicken.