Friday, November 28, 2008
Traditions: Turkey Leftovers
Thanksgiving was fantastic. I enjoyed visiting with family and stuffing myself full of turkey and all the trimmings. This year, we went to Grammy Thompson's, so we don't have any leftovers. But normally, we have tons of turkey lurking in our fridge.
What do you do with all that meat?
We'll, here's what I do. I bag about half of the leftovers into quart-sized freezer bags, label with Thanksgiving Turkey, and (you guessed it) I freeze it. Amazing concept, eh? Over the next three months, I will pull the turkey out for sandwiches, soups, casseroles, stir-fry recipes, etc.
The day after Thanksgiving (or Christmas), I usually put together a Turkey Vegetable soup in the crock pot. Bake up some rolls, and you have an easy and delicious meal ready.
I also love to make Hot Turkey Sandwiches. My very favorite layering technique is (from bottom to top):
Gravy, slice of bread, turkey, gravy, slice of bread, turkey, gravy, slice of bread, gravy.
Mmm . . . Add a side of potatoes, pop it in the microwave until it all toasty and warm and you're in Turkey Leftover Heaven.
If you're looking for something a little lighter, try these delicious wrap recipes. Just replace the chicken with turkey.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Now I'm off to start my Christmas decorating!
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