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It’s Not Over Yet

November 29th, 2008

Thanksgiving is gone for this year but it’s not over yet. Not as long as there are leftovers in the fridge. Everyone has their own method for using up leftovers. Some refuse to eat them at all, some eat the same Thanksgiving meal over and over until it’s gone, others try to creatively eat them up so their families don’t ban turkey until next Thanksgiving.

We do a little of everything here. First, we try to not end up with too many leftovers by cooking smaller amounts of things. Second, we eat a meal or two of Thanksgiving day menus. Our best way of getting rid of leftovers however is to come up with creative ways to eat them up. In the past we have enjoyed things like grilled turkey & cheese sandwiches, turkey & vegetable stew, turkey chili and turkey quesadillas. This year will be no different, I’ve been searching around the internet and reading through all my cookbooks looking for some good suggestions.

I haven’t decided exactly how to consume these leftovers (I was able to give some to my sister & my parents so we don’t have much turkey left to eat). I am making some stock to keep in the freezer, that will flavor winter soups & stews. I found a few interesting recipes on-line that I might try.

Kalyn’s Kitchen had a delicious looking Turkey & Barley Soup recipe Wednesday that I may try.

Jenny Yu over at Use Real Butter is eating turkey reubens, that could be interesting.

I also found another page devoted to leftover turkey recipes that has some interesting options, perhaps a turkey curry (that sounds good to me!).

Any suggestions? What’s your favorite leftover meal?

2 Comments to “It’s Not Over Yet”
  1. N. on November 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    We barely had any leftover turkey so its already gone. We made sure to make as little as possible to feed everyone but not have a bunch of leftovers. We froze our turkey bones and I want to make a stock out of that in the next week or so.

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  2. Joe on December 3, 2008 at 3:18 am

    I searched for “leftover turkey cookbook” and this came up. Might be interesting!

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