Jenna Victoria's "More Please" Turkey Noodle Casserole

Ever since her grandfather co-created Twinkies, Snowballs and Hostess cupcakes for Intercontinental Baking Company, circa 1955, Jenna Victoria has yet to taste a cake she hasn't liked. 

Jenna  writes books for readers who enjoy sweet & compelling romances, and also for those who look for her  “fiction that feeds your faith” titles – happily-ever-after romance and romantic suspense stories with a Christian world view. Her stories emulate those she enjoys reading…with a heroine who is in grave danger and a hero who is smart enough to get out of her way as she kicks butt and takes down names… and those that feature  satisfying fairy-tale-endings.

Her clean romances won’t put you into a diabetic coma, and her faith-based romances aren’t preachy or unrealistic. Her first triple negative breast cancer diagnosis in 2012 has led to surgeries, radiation, reoccurrences and incurable metastasis. Still, Jenna continues to praise God and trust His oversight in her life; and continues to write more books that give Him glory. Learn more about Jenna HERE.

Jenna's Latest Book Release: Love Among the Lilacs

Bookkeeper Mollie Wright knows about living on the streets, and her purchase of sweet Lilac Cottage is a dream come true. She is determined to stay and fight when a legal error puts her ownership at risk. Attorney Sean Grady never wanted his great-aunts to sell their cottage in Westchester County, New York, so when a paperwork snafu puts the deal on hold, he moves swiftly to evict the pretty, feisty squatter. Mollie finds unexpected allies in Grady Cove neighbors and a member of Sean's own family but knows the clock is ticking. Will a theft and her past secrets force a showdown to heartache, or will Mollie and Sean discover home is truly where your heart is? Buy the book HERE.

Jenna's “More Please” Turkey Noodle Casserole

Many folks, including Mollie Wright, my heroine in Love Among the Lilacs, find it difficult to make ends meet and struggle with finding healthy, low-cost and tasty meals to prepare. This recipe was in my Mom’s regular rotation whenever she cooked a big turkey. After the main meal, she’d strip off the remaining turkey meat and set it aside to make this casserole. The carcass then went into turkey soup. “More please” is low calorie, low sodium, quick to prepare, and 100% adjustable. Want less pasta? Cut it down. Want more cheese? Add it. Want it creamier? Add more evaporated milk. Only have chicken meat? Use that instead. Want to add peas or corn? It’s easy-peasy.

8-12 ounces cooked turkey, cut into chunks
5 ounces evaporated milk (skim or regular) (need to adjust up if you increase or add extras to recipe)
4 tablespoons minced onion (dry or fresh**)
4 tablespoons chopped celery**
4 tablespoons chopped mushrooms**
4 ounces hard cheese, cut into dice-size cubes
2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
Freshly ground black pepper - to taste
Sea salt or preferred type - to taste (can omit)

Combine and toss all ingredients. Place in casserole dish. Bake in 325 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Serve hot.

**As you will be basically heating the casserole, not baking for an extended time, I recommend using a coffee grinder or food processor for a few short pulses to get the raw veggies into tinier bits than hand chopping.