Now What? You and yours have eaten yourselves into oblivion but remnants of the feast still linger. What’s a savvy girl to do with all these leftovers? She does what any self-respecting woman would do, of course. She gets creative and feeds her family for at least another week!
So, just how do you get rid of leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how:
Let them eat soup. What better way to use your left over turkey than to make soup?
Simmer the bones of the turkey for a rich flavorful broth.
Remove the bones from the broth. Then, remove any meat that remains on the turkey bones.
Add your left over rice to the soup. Throw in the left over carrots or peas if you have them. If not, put some in there.
Add a can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom. Add water if needed.
What a great way to warm up on these cool days and nights!
Turkey Perlo (Pileau)
If you are from the country, there is no need to explain “perlo.” Country people love rice perlo. Why not make turkey perlo?
Left over turkey cut into small pieces
Saved stock from cooked turkey (Don’t sweat it if you did not save this. Open up three cans of chicken broth.)
1 large onion, diced in small pieces
2 cups long grained rice
2 tsp – 3 tsp salt
2 tsp crushed black pepper
1 cup water or more, as needed
Place your chicken broth in a medium saucepan.
Add at least one cup of water to the broth.
Season the broth with salt and pepper to taste.
Make sure you have 3 cups of cooking liquid from broth and water.
In a larger pot, combine 3 cups cooking liquid, diced onion, salt, pepper, rice, and diced turkey.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
Cover and cook 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
For additional flavor, add slices of smoked sausage with the turkey.
Serve with a big ole’ bottle of Texas Pete or your favorite hot sauce.
House favorite – Turkey Wraps
Left over carved turkey.
Havarti cheese slices
Lay out your tortilla wrap.
Evenly spread some cranberry sauce on the Tortilla.
Place lettuce leaf on next.
Then, put carved turkey on wrap.
Finish by putting two slices of Havarti cheese on next.
Lastly, roll the wrap up tightly and cut in two pieces.
Take that, Thanksgiving leftovers!