What to Do with the Thanksgiving Leftovers Weekend Special

shopping_bags_01On this Black Friday and long holiday weekend, many Americans will spend hours in the mall. Others will spend time with family, friends and football … and leftovers!

Leftovers – Delicious dishes for the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a snowy weekend in New Hampshire – time for something warm and cozy … soup, casserole or a spicy chili!

Soup is my favorite Thanksgiving leftover. Start by removing any large pieces of turkey that might be left on your bird. Don’t pick it clean; leave some meat on the bones to ensure a nice rich stock. Throw the bones into the stock pot to simmer into stock. Use some right away for soup this weekend and freeze the rest for another day.

If you love soup, try my …

Turkey Noodle Soup with Spinach
or
Thai Curried Noodle Soup with Turkey & Vegetables
or
Spicy Turkey Noodle Soup

If you don’t feel like making soup, then how about …

Stir-fry Vegetables with Turkey
or
Penne Gratin with Turkey & Butternut Squash
or
Black Friday Enchiladas (Turkey & Black Beans Enchiladas)

Then again, a big pot of chili is perfect if you’ve got a crowd at your house! Make your own fabulous chili or give one of mine a try!

Autumn Vegetable Chili – keep it vegetarian or add some turkey to the mix.
or
Chili with Red Beans and Butternut Squash (the original recipe calls for pork – substitute with turkey and throw in your leftover veggies!)
or
Chili with Red Beans and Butternut Squash (the original recipe calls for pork – substitute with turkey and throw in your leftover veggies!)
or
My Favorite Chili with Turkey (instead of chicken), Black Beans and Corn
or
Chicken (swap out with turkey) & Black Bean Chili

If you haven’t already, try an old Nye tradition … the first one up on Friday morning gets the last piece of Thanksgiving pie!

Bon appétit and have a great weekend!

For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!!

What do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus. © Susan W. Nye, 2014

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