Skip to comments.Anyone have favorite, special recipes for Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS? something different
Posted on 11/25/2011 9:16:27 AM PST by ken5050
Many now face the biggest problem post-Thanksgiving..what to do with all the leftovers?..There's always plenty of food left over..and we all it it for a few days..but I'm wondering if anyone has some special, creative recipes for the leftovers.
But something different? To disguise some of it?
Turkey hash, with a few jalpenos diced in..'tis awesome..
We send most of it home with our guests
leftovers, I am cooking mine right now!!!!
For breakfast we made french toast and used left-over cranberry sauce on it. (my wife’s home-made cranberry sauce which is made from Port, Oranges, and Balsamic Vinegar.
Maybe use one to boil some brats in.
Yeah... everything in the fridge piled on a plate and topped with slice of pumpkin pie. I still haven’t learned moderation.. at least during Thanksgiving. Might take a few more years.
I make a casserole at the end of the holiday by cooking all the leftovers and cooked with the gravy in a pan. Then put in a cooking dish and cover with Bisquick mixed like pancake batter then pour over the top.
Cook at 400 for about an hour and is delicious.
Moderation in all things, including moderation itself. (Sometimes you gotta pig out)
LOL...Post of the month..f’sure....
That’s a hoot..can’t wait to try for Christmas...
Shredded turkey tacos.
Forgot to ask..is the white stuff cream cheese, or vanilla frosting?
SPRING ROLLS For an Asian flair:
Put cooked chopped turkey, veggies, stuffing in moistened rice paper wrappers....then wrap like egg rolls. No cooking required.
Dip the Rolls in Asian Cranberry Sauce: cranberry sauce thinned with hot sauce, maple syrup.....add a bit of sesame oil, some chp gingerroot, maybe a dash of soy sauce.
Another easy but delicious dip (my fave for Mexican dishes)......add raspberry powder or sauce to a ramekin of Tabasco.
Turkey tortilla soup.
MMmmm, mmmm good!
Did you forget the cream cheese?
Pie for breakfast?
YES! As much pecan pie topped with rocky road ice cream as you can stuff into yourself before your vision starts to gray-out. Be sure you have a belt that can be let-out.
A bowl half filled with stuffing, then turkey and gravy. Microwaved for 1 minute. I call it “Lunch”.
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Went to dinner at Maggiano’s In Bellevue with some friends.
The turkey was ok, the stuffing (italian sausage) was memorable.
Far more food on the prix-fixe menu than any 5 people could
eat (or have any buisness eating). Took leftovers to where
street people were hanging out and wished them a happy thanksgiving.
Only thing I wish I had kept was the ziti.
Is that cream cheese on the olives? Great little concoction you made!
Saw this on Guy Fieri’s Diner show:
Compact Turkey Dinner
Cut up leftover turkey meat, mix with leftover dressing and mashed potatoes. Roll into meatball-sized balls, dip in beer batter, and deep fry until golden brown. Serve with leftover gravy.
We haven’t tried it (yet) but it sounds YUMMY!
“Pie for breakfast?”
We all had pie for breakfast. Think about it... what is the real difference between a fruit filled donut and a piece of pie? Add a nice mug of coffee... NIRVANA.
Turkey pot pies with homemade crust. Yum.
My mother-in-law used to make “Creamed Turkey” (sort-of like Rice Pilaf).
You slice carrots into round disks and boil them in water.*
Add Cream of Chicken soup.*
Add in leftover turkey - cut in bite size pieces
Defrost frozen peas and add to pot.
Pour over rice (or mashed potatoes or even toasted bread).
Amount of water and soup can be varied.
I usually use about 1 can of carrot water per can of soup, but you can use more or less soup/water to make it thicker/thinner.
The amounts of peas, carrots, and turkey can vary depending on what you like most and how much you have!
The leftovers usually are only the carcass which I boil down, pick clean and freeze the meat bits and stock for soups and casseroles later in the year. Same goes for Christmas.
Spread 2 cups mashed potatoes in a greased casserole dish. Heat 2 cups chopped turkey in 1 1/2 cups gravy. Add 1 cup stuffing. Mix thoroughly and spread over mashed potatoes. Bake covered 30 minutes until heated through. Serves about 4.
The beauty of this one is you can substitute potato flakes, canned gravy or stove top dressing if you are short of any ingredient other than the turkey, it is still good.
Or turkey enchiladas.
The progression of Thanksgiving left overs is
The Turkey sandwich, which as you mentioned should use stuffing and cranberry and gravy.
Then when most of the good carvable meat is gone, you use the remaining meat and any gravy and green bean casserole to make pot pies.
Now you’re down to the carcass and its time to make turkey noodle soup.
In the olden days, didn't people make croquettes from leftover meat? I guest croquettes are considered sort of old-fashioned; you might find them, along with molded gelatin salads and sponge cakes, in cookbooks from the 1930s and 1940s. Food was simpler back then.
In the olden days, didn't people make croquettes from leftover meat? I guess croquettes are considered sort of old-fashioned; you might find them, along with molded gelatin salads and sponge cakes, in cookbooks from the 1930s and 1940s. Food was simpler back then.
I know they are consequences for everything but I’m not old enough or maybe wise enough yet to give up the notion that it’s my patriotic duty when sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner to eat like a horse and then sitting on the couch in pain relish in the fact that we are Americans and God is great. Plus, when the pain finally goes away, it’s replaced by pure joy.
Olive Penquins? Are those carrots for feet?
That’s a turkey croquette!
Make a sauce from cream of chicken soup, milk and velvetta.
Make toast cut in triangles, place warm turkey on top,cooked bacon and pour sauce mixture over all.
Our progression goes: one night leftovers, next night hot turkey sandwiches with home made french fries.
It’s usually just one of my daughters and myself so I always buy the smallest turkey I can find, about 7 - 8 lbs. Thanksgiving Day evening I cut a bunch of the meat off to use for dinner the next day and maybe a sandwich or two. Then I use the rest of the meat and the carcass to make turkey fricassee.
Yes. Carrots, black olives and cream cheese. The notch cut out for the feet becomes the nose.
Next year, buy the largest one you can find. With the price, you can’t find a better buy. It doesn’t take any more effort to cook a 20 lb. than a small one. Then you’ll have lots of leftovers for the freezer to use throughout the year.
Good idea, but I also buy a turkey for Christmas, too. I buy organic turkey so it’s a bit more expensive, so that’s a consideration. I believe my turkey was 6.8 or 7.8 lbs and cost $15. I’m thinking I may buy an extra turkey at Christmas to basically accomplish your suggestion. :~)
I usually make this after thanksgiving: