Monday, November 29, 2010

The Many Faces of T-day Leftovers

For the last five days I've had at least one meal a day that contained turkey. Thanksgiving I had a wonderful dinner at Michelle's. Then the day after Thanksgiving I cooked a Thanksgiving meal (the reason why). For the remaining three days I've come up with these meals out of the leftovers. I'm happy to report there is not a piece of leftover Turkey or it's side kicks in my fridge. Mission complete.

The Classic Turkey Cranberry Sandwich 

Cranberry Sauce

Easy Turkey Pot Pie

To make this I chopped up half a small onion. In medium sauce pan I added the onion with a small amount of olive oil. Over medium heat cook until soft. I added half a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Add 1 cup of milk. In a microwave safe dish melt 1/2 a tbsp of butter. Stir in 1 tsp of corn starch to melted butter. Add butter and corn starch mixture to vegetable pot. Stir until it thickens. I then added my leftover carrots and cut up cooked turkey. Transfer to a baking dish. I then took 3 Pillsbury biscuits and cut them in half. Flattening each one out and place them on top of the mixture. 

I cooked this in a preheated 350 degree oven for 14 minutes.

Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Lettuce and Turkey - I love simple.

Cranberry Dressing

1/2 cup cranberry sauce
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
salt to taste

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

For this I sauteed some onions in a pan with some olive oil. I added the last of the turkey (chopped) and gravy. I then added some frozen vegetables (corn, green beans and carrots. In a separate pan I reheated the mashed potatoes with a little milk. I also had a little stuffing left over so I just added that to me potatoes. In a baking dish I added the turkey/vegetable mixture. Then I topped that with the mashed potatoes. In a preheated 350 degree I baked this for about 15 minutes.

Can you say easy?

I'm am officially done with turkey. I do not want to see, taste or hear another turkey for a very long time.  


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