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Anyone have favorite, special recipes for Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS? something different
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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.


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I like leftovers..my favorite sandwich, on a big roll, is warm sliced turkey, topped with stuffing, gravy, and a little cranberry sauce..just squish it all together..YUM..

But something different? To disguise some of it?

Turkey hash, with a few jalpenos diced in..'tis awesome..

1 posted on 11/25/2011 9:16:30 AM PST by ken5050
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To: ken5050
FLAMING TURKEY WINNNNGS

http://youtu.be/Uz53sdu-J5w

2 posted on 11/25/2011 9:19:13 AM PST by pogo101
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To: ken5050

leftovers?


3 posted on 11/25/2011 9:19:21 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: ken5050

We send most of it home with our guests


4 posted on 11/25/2011 9:19:30 AM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: ken5050

leftovers, I am cooking mine right now!!!!


5 posted on 11/25/2011 9:21:09 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: ken5050

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.


6 posted on 11/25/2011 9:21:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: ken5050
Not sure what you can do with 3 bottles of Shiner Bock.

Maybe use one to boil some brats in.

7 posted on 11/25/2011 9:21:57 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ken5050
Not a leftover but something I thought was a cool appetizer for thanksgiving this year.


8 posted on 11/25/2011 9:22:57 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: ken5050

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.


9 posted on 11/25/2011 9:24:47 AM PST by Track9
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To: ken5050

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.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 9:25:21 AM PST by bray (Take the Cain Train off the Plantation)
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To: Track9

Moderation in all things, including moderation itself. (Sometimes you gotta pig out)


11 posted on 11/25/2011 9:25:51 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Texas Eagle

LOL...Post of the month..f’sure....


12 posted on 11/25/2011 9:28:26 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: Straight Vermonter

That’s a hoot..can’t wait to try for Christmas...


13 posted on 11/25/2011 9:29:28 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: ken5050

Shredded turkey tacos.


14 posted on 11/25/2011 9:29:53 AM PST by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Forgot to ask..is the white stuff cream cheese, or vanilla frosting?


15 posted on 11/25/2011 9:30:47 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: ken5050

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.


16 posted on 11/25/2011 9:35:36 AM PST by Liz
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To: ken5050

Turkey tortilla soup.


17 posted on 11/25/2011 9:38:46 AM PST by reformed_dem
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To: ken5050
Cracked wheat sour dough bread, slices of left over turkey, Tillamook pepper jack cheese, copious amounts of mayonnaise and Durkee Famous sandwich sauce.

MMmmm, mmmm good!

18 posted on 11/25/2011 9:42:24 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: ken5050
I like leftovers..my favorite sandwich, on a big roll, is warm sliced turkey, topped with stuffing, gravy, and a little cranberry sauce..just squish it all together..YUM..

Did you forget the cream cheese?

19 posted on 11/25/2011 9:49:52 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: ken5050

Cream cheese.


20 posted on 11/25/2011 9:53:37 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: ken5050

Pie for breakfast?


21 posted on 11/25/2011 9:58:02 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: ken5050

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.


22 posted on 11/25/2011 9:59:47 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: ken5050

A bowl half filled with stuffing, then turkey and gravy. Microwaved for 1 minute. I call it “Lunch”.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 10:01:39 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Straight Vermonter

obviously a Linux fan.


24 posted on 11/25/2011 10:02:14 AM PST by RitchieAprile (Precious little in your life is yours by right and won without a fight..)
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To: ken5050

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.


25 posted on 11/25/2011 10:09:35 AM PST by RitchieAprile (Precious little in your life is yours by right and won without a fight..)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Is that cream cheese on the olives? Great little concoction you made!


26 posted on 11/25/2011 10:14:45 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ken5050

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!


27 posted on 11/25/2011 10:17:16 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: ken5050; libertarian27

Ping.


28 posted on 11/25/2011 10:21:19 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Utah Binger

“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.


29 posted on 11/25/2011 10:23:11 AM PST by momtothree
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To: ken5050

Turkey pot pies with homemade crust. Yum.


30 posted on 11/25/2011 10:24:31 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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31 posted on 11/25/2011 11:11:43 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: ken5050

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!


32 posted on 11/25/2011 11:15:49 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Straight Vermonter
I make spiders for Halloween with jumbo black pitted olives and julienned carrots sticks for the legs. Here's what we had for Thanksgiving:

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.

33 posted on 11/25/2011 11:44:52 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: ken5050
Leftover Casserole

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.

34 posted on 11/25/2011 11:55:59 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: Betis70

Or turkey enchiladas.


35 posted on 11/25/2011 12:17:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ken5050

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.

YUM!


36 posted on 11/25/2011 12:25:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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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.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cooking-live/turkey-croquettes-recipe/index.html

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/quick-turkey-croquettes/

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1639,159182-250207,00.html

37 posted on 11/25/2011 12:34:23 PM PST by thecodont
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To: mylife; ken5050
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 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.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cooking-live/turkey-croquettes-recipe/index.html

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/quick-turkey-croquettes/

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1639,159182-250207,00.html

38 posted on 11/25/2011 12:34:58 PM PST by thecodont
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To: pogo101

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.


39 posted on 11/25/2011 12:53:10 PM PST by Track9
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To: Straight Vermonter

Olive Penquins? Are those carrots for feet?


40 posted on 11/25/2011 12:53:55 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Bush_Democrat

That’s a turkey croquette!


41 posted on 11/25/2011 12:56:58 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: ken5050

Turkey Devonshires:

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.


42 posted on 11/25/2011 6:09:35 PM PST by Dianer0839 (Without the Bread of Life..You're toast.)
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To: mylife

Our progression goes: one night leftovers, next night hot turkey sandwiches with home made french fries.


43 posted on 11/25/2011 6:13:20 PM PST by riri
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To: riri

Sounds delicious!


44 posted on 11/25/2011 6:14:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ken5050

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.


45 posted on 11/25/2011 6:17:34 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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To: Domestic Church

Yes. Carrots, black olives and cream cheese. The notch cut out for the feet becomes the nose.


46 posted on 11/25/2011 6:24:33 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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Take the mashed potatos and mix with leftover corn. Form into patties about the size of a can lid and about 1/2 inch thick. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Yum Yum!

47 posted on 11/25/2011 6:37:38 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

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.


48 posted on 11/26/2011 8:09:14 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill

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. :~)


49 posted on 11/26/2011 8:37:26 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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To: ken5050

I usually make this after thanksgiving:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2684068/posts?q=1&;page=1#43


50 posted on 11/27/2011 5:55:33 PM PST by Trillian
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