Thank Goodness for Leftovers Special

If dinner was at your house yesterday, your refrigerator is probably overflowing with Thanksgiving leftovers. So – what are you going to do with all that food? Let’s start with turkey stock. If you didn’t do it already, then tomorrow morning is a good a time as any.

I’m guessing that after a few turkey sandwiches, you’ll start asking … what the heck do I do with all this turkey? While the stock simmers, you might also want to organize the rest of the leftovers. If you have room in the freezer, you won’t have to cook for a week, maybe two. Here are a few suggestions:

Of course there is everyone’s favorite … soup:


With noodles of course and in a variety of flavors to avoid boredom. Vegetables lovers will want to try my Turkey Noodle Soup with Spinach. If you like a little spice, then my My Favorite Spicy Chicken (or Turkey) Noodle Soup will be perfect. No? Then how about a taste of Asia with Curried Thai Soup with Noodles, Turkey & Vegetables ?

Just not feeling very soupy? How about:

Tossing up some turkey and veggies in a variety of different and interesting dishes. My latest suggestion is Spaghetti con Tacchino e Broccoli (Spaghetti with Turkey & Broccoli). However, Leftover Turkey Stir Fry and Black Friday Enchiladas (Turkey & Black Beans Enchiladas) are good choices too.

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If the cold weather has you thinking of casseroles, then how about Cheesy Gratin with Thanksgiving Leftovers, Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Bake (swap out the chicken with leftover turkey) or Poverty Casserole (swap out the sausage with leftover turkey). On the other hand, Pumpkin Chili with Turkey & Black Beans (replace the ground turkey with bite sized pieces of leftover turkey) will be delicious on a snowy night.

If you love roasted vegetables, there’s a chance you made too many. Regardless of the mix – butternut squash, carrots, parsnips, beets or whatever … you can whirl them into soup – use my Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe as a guide. Or pile them onto crostini and top with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Reduction. Try them in salad of Kale and Radicchio.

Any and all your roasted veggies will be delicious with Ravioli and Brown Butter, layered in Lasagna or stirred into Risotto.

Have a great weekend! Bon appétit!

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How are you spending the long holiday weekend? 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, 2018

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