Skip to comments.Free Republic Weekly Recipe Thread for Nov 29, 2013 (leftovers!)
Posted on 11/29/2013 7:49:02 AM PST by libertarian27
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"Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: 'I'm saving food!' Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: 'I'm saving my life!'"
- George Carlin, comedian
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Post# 39 ~Appetizers~ Spinach Puff Pinwheels
Post# 39 ~Appetizers~ Pickle Roll-Ups
Post# 39 ~Appetizers~ Grape Popperz
Post# 40 ~Appetizers~ Cream Cheese Penguins
Post# 59 ~Appetizers~ Zucchini Bites
Post# 29 ~Cakes & Cupcakes~ Lemon Pound Cake
Post# 31 ~Candy, Fudge & Truffles~ Pilgim Hats
Post# 39 ~Candy, Fudge & Truffles~ Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Post# 62 ~Candy, Fudge & Truffles~ Acorn Treats
Post# 14 ~Cookies & Brownies~ Simple Cookie Glaze
Post# 39 ~Cookies & Brownies~ Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies
Post# 04 ~Drinks~ Cucumber Collins
Post# 58 ~Pasta~ Greek pasta Salad
Post# 21 ~Pies & Pastry~ Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Post# 32 ~Pies & Pastry~ No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Post# 07 ~Soups, Stews & Chili~ Turkey Sausage Stew
Post# 30 ~Vegetables~ Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Hi! If I’m not on your ping list, would you put me there please?
You’re on it, are you getting the ping?
(something may be messed up on my list)
Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
You too Gabz!
Bring on the leftovers!
We celebrated Thanksgiving at my brothers house yesterday (brought a few dishes) but I still cooked the full meal at home yesterday morning - just for the leftovers!!!
I don’t seem to have gotten the ping this morning. Thanks for double checking!
Everything went off without a hitch yesterday. Our lovely middle daughter made a bunch of vegetarian dishes to share and they were spectacular. I handled the turkey on the Weber grill and the stuffing. Mrs. POF handled all the regular side dishes and setting the table. It was a spectacular feast and now LOTS of leftovers. One of the nicest things is it was our first Thanksgiving in our remodeled kitchen and dining area. It is SO great to be finally done with our 1952 kitchen (which was actually so functional we copied most of the layout).
Only a couple of minor hitches yesterday: we forgot to get aluminum pans for the Weber to catch drippings, so we improvised with a crude aluminum foil pan; one wine glass was a casualty of the new porcelain tile floor; and I put the extra dressing wrapped in aluminum directly over the coals (instead of the area of the grill with no coals under it) and it got burned. That hurt the most as it’s my favorite part of the meal.
Our local air “authorities” allowed wood burning on Thanksgiving Day, I think for the first time since they started these stupid “Spare the Air” days. Even though it was 68 degrees out, we had a fire from noon onward.
To top it off, our oldest daughter (in Canada) got a call yesterday to come in for an interview for a new job she’s pursuing.
It was a wonderful day.
Just wanted to tell you that I made your olive cheese balls and they were delicious, and a big hit. I added a little cayenne for just a little heat...Many thanks. Hope your turkey day was a good one..
Oops, I figured it out - you are on the foodie ping list - not on the recipe ping list - you’re added.
(both lists are on my profile page in ‘secret-white’ font - lol)
My favorite use for the last bits of turkey....HASH
Here's today's sandwich specialty for gametime:
On an onion roll, turkey, stuffing, gravy..a thick slice of vidalia onion on the bottom, and a big dollop of cranberry relish on top. Scrunch it all down so it holds..doesn't come squirting out the sides when you bite down on it..
Hope everyone had a great day yesterday..
We did, and we have leftovers!!!
It was just the 3 of us, but I could have fed at least 10! Thank goodness my husband hasn’t totally finished insulating his workshop - we’re using it as a walk-in!
Besides the must-do Turkey sandwich with a slice of cold stuffing and cranberry jelly w/mayo I love these two recipes after cooking a big holiday meal.
(posted on these threads previously, uses up tons of turkey and freezes well)
(I always make more mashed potatoes than needed for holiday meals, shepherds pie is my favorite leftover, it just taste better with leftover mashed potatoes)
What pray tell is the “foodie ping list”? I’ve NOT heard of that one. IOW what does that pertain to if not the recipe’s?
Point being I might want to be on that one too.
Hungariangypsy used to keep the ‘Food’ ping list but sent it to me, I haven’t kept up with it (pinging to food themed articles) but the list is saved on my profile page intact.
I fixed the usual things but did try one new side dish that will definitely be a keeper. It’s called Airport Bob’s green beans and its from allrecipes.com. I don’t know who Airport Bob is. I didnt measure the beans, used fresh instead if frozen, and used a little extra bacon.
I also had rhubarb as the second pie. I had rhubarb frozen from May and had never used frozen rhubarb before, but it was fine. I threw in a few raspberries. I realize that strawberries are the traditional thing to put in rhubarb pies, but Ive used raspberries in place of straw berries before when I had excess homegrown raspberries, and it’s ways been OK.
Airport Bobs green beans are also on yummly, and a bunch of other places. I stopped using yummly, now that you have to log in with Facebook.
OK, It’s under the category of “Nevermind” then. Thanks for the quick response.
That sounds yummy
Airport Bob’s Green Beans
I thought I was on the ping list, but haven’t been getting the pings.
You are now :)
Dinner was a success. We were eating 12:20 which wasn’t too late for the goal of noon.
The only hitch was when the turkey and I were wrestling. I couldn’t get the neck out of the cavity because of the plastic thing holding the legs. It took forever to get that plastic thing off. I pulled and yanked and pulled and yanked. It wouldn’t cut off so I decided to cut it. The meat wouldn’t cut right so I resorted to stabbing. Pull and yank and stab and stab and stab. When it finally came loose, it blasted me with meat pieces flat into my face. I was still picking gunk out of my hair this morning. I’m the fight a draw.
Stabbing? Ha! I finally resorted to tearing the meat with my fingers to get the last bit off the breast bone. My Dad was a carving master, but it didn’t make it to me.
I made them too. Excellent! I like the idea of adding a little cayenne.
Glad I’m not the only one who does this! I have a 20-pound turkey defrosting so I can roast it later on next week. As you said: for the leftovers!
Actual Thanksgiving was with dear old friends and we always parcel out the cooking so no one has to do it all. Then, I go on to *do it all* a week later. I think I’m nuts!
Thanks for posting!
A similar thing happened to me, because it wasn’t 100 % thawed inside the cavity. I actually got out pliers but ended up pouring a little hot water in there and that worked. I had started thawing it on Mon. You would think it would have been completely thawed.
So glad to hear that! I like the idea of the cayenne. Had a great day, hope yours was, too.
Add some beaten egg and flour and a touch of oil to some leftover turkey stuffing. Cook it in a Waffle iron till browned.
Use the waffles to make sandwiches with leftover turkey add some ham and white cheese to make a pseudo montecristo. Or a little cranberry sauce........?
Dust with powdered sugar and serve with jam.
Monday here, too.
Y’all don’t forget to pick the turkey and boil the carcass for stock for next year’s dressing.
Apple Crumble Pie
Delicious made w/ apples from your holiday fruit bowl centerpiece. Fast and easy.
METHOD Simmer tender/covered 8-10 min-—6 peeled cooking apples cut into eighths, 1/2 cup ea sugar/water, tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp allspice, bit lemon juice. Spoon mixture into deep-dish 9” pieplate. Scatter Crumble (recipe below) over apples. Brown top 350 deg 30 minutes.
SERVE warm with scoop of vanilla ice cream.
CRUMBLE Use fingertips-—mix 3 tb butter into combined 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup brown/sugar, 1/2 tsp b/powder, pinch salt.
Instant Monte Cristo Sandwich / side of Cranberry Dip
Layer leftover turkey between two slices of French toast (can use frozen). Add slices of cheese. Saute in butter until hot, and cheese melts. Serve with side of Cranberry Dip.
Cranberry Dip-—add 1-2 tsp heavy cream to ramekin of leftover cranberry sauce.
I love crumble pies (I’m too lazy to make a crust). Yours sounds good. I want to try it!
Would also be nice heaped in little fluted tart pans---
and drizzle a bit of caramel sauce over the ice cream.
Wait... There’s a foodie ping list? How did I miss that one? Please add me. Thanks.
LOL! Well, that makes a lot of sense...I’m definitely a “foodie!”
Recap of this thread’s recipes
Post# 31 ~Pancakes & Waffles~ Stuffing Waffels
Post# 34 ~Pies & Pastry~ Apple Crumble Pie
Post# 35 ~Sandwiches ~ Instant Monte Cristo Sandwich
Post# 19 ~Vegetables~ Airport Bob’s Green Beans