I did use chicken instead of the turkey because that is what I had on hand. I boiled carrots myself and then sliced them myself because I don't like canned or frozen carrots. I also cut up fresh mushrooms and I did use frozen peas. We though it was good, but it seemed to be missing something. I may try mixing in some sour cream or powdered gravy mix, prepared, to the regular gravy mix for flavor next time. I will make this recipe again, but I may try to jazz it up next time.