We bought a frozen turkey while at the grocery store the other day, they were on sale post holiday and the low prices made them hard to pass up. I roasted it yesterday, and then Mrs J demolished the carcass for the meat but not before I carved out half the breast for these pies.Mrs J swore off ready made crusts after making those pumpkin/sweet potato pies the other day. This time she went with the Smitten Kitchen recipe. She has used it before and we liked the results. The SK recipe calling for vodka in lieu of water works great, too. Alton Brown used apple jack in a similar recipe that he used for an apple pie.
The filling for these mini pies was simple enough: Make a roux then add milk to make the classic white sauce. The peas and corn were from frozen and I just stirred them in with the diced turkey meat, the fresh carrots needed a few minutes at a boil first. I also stirred into the mixture a little turkey broth that was left from the last turkey we cooked at Thanksgiving. Seasonings were minimal, just some salt and white pepper, the broth added a hint of tarragon.