Thanksgiving Day Leftovers!

When you wake up from your post-thanksgiving slumber you’re likely to encounter aa TON of turkey left over after your big feast.  Now you have a choice:  Eat plain, boring roast turkey sandwiches for the next few days or turn your leftover bird into delicious new dishes you’ll actually enjoy.  We’ve gathered some recipes for you to try to transform those Thanksgiving Day leftovers into something different.  These delicious dishes may cause more Thanksgiving-like naps…

Freeze some of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey for later. 

  • Diced:  Remove all the meat from the bones, and dice the turkey. Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, and squeeze out as much air as possible as you seal the container. You’ll only want to keep a quarter inch or so of free space at the top, as the poultry won’t expand much. Freeze. Diced turkey will do well in soups and chills later.
  • Shredded:  Same as above, but shred the meat instead. Shredded turkey will lend itself well to tacos and pasta dishes.
  • In Gravy:  Shred your turkey, and pack into a freezer-safe container or bag. Pour gravy over the top of the poultry, and make sure you leave at least 1/2” empty space at the top to allow the gravy to expand as it freezes. Seal and freeze.
To use:  defrost the sealed containers in the refrigerator overnight before using. If you are making a sauce or soup in the slow cooker, you can just toss the still-frozen turkey in the slow cooker as well.

 

Turkey BLT Sandwich

Ingredients:

  1. Mayo
  2. Turkey breast slices
  3. Toasted bread
  4. Tomato slices
  5. Lettuce
  6. Crispy bacon

Directions:

  1. Spread mayonnaise on toasted white sandwich bread. Layer with iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato, crisp bacon, and sliced turkey.

Courtesy of: www.marthastewart.com

 

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

You can pretty much add any leftover vegetables to this, but here are the ingredients we used this time around.  I hope you like it.  We sure do.

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped
  2. 2 cups leftover corn kernels
  3. 1 cup leftover green beans
  4. 1 cup leftover cooked carrots
  5. 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  6. 2 medium potatoes, cooked and cut into chunks
  7. 3 cup seasoned gravy
  8. 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. 1 egg {for egg wash}
  11. 1 double pie crust

Directions

Basically all you do is place a bunch of extra vegetables, spices, leftover turkey and some gravy into a bowl and mix it up. Line a 9″ pie plate with an uncooked crust, pour the ingredients in, and add another crust on top. Seal pie, crimp the edges, and brush with an egg wash. Pop the pot pie into a 375 degree oven on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 – 45 minutes or until the gravy is nice and bubbly and the crust is golden brown.

Courtesy of: www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com

 

Thanksgiving In A Blanket

Ingredients:

  1. 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  2. 3/4 c. shredded roasted turkey
  3. 3/4 c. prepared stuffing
  4. 3/4 c. prepared mashed potatoes
  5. 1 c. cranberry sauce
  6. 1/4 c. prepared gravy, warmed (for serving)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out Crescent Rolls. Top with mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing and cranberries. (You’ll want just a small spoonful of each.) Roll up and transfer to baking sheet.
  3. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with gravy for dunking.

Courtesy of: www.delish.com

Leftovers rule!


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