Friday, November 29, 2013

Giving Leftover Turkey New Life

Greetings to you on this Black Friday.  No, I did not step foot in a mall.  Nor did I purchase one thing on-line.  We started the day by decorating inside the house for the winter holidays.  Next my husband ran with the jogger to our local post office to put four boxes in the mail. Cookies from a local bakery and school photos to the kids are on their way to: Boston, Tampa, Seattle, and Agat, Guam!  That was the extent of our spending money.

I took a few hours this afternoon to address the emails and client calls that do not stop, not even for national holidays.  Again, my husband used the jogger to ferry the children to visit his extended family and a local park.  No gasoline used, not a drop.  And tonight we'll dine on a variety of leftovers.  Our turkey supply was rather limited since I made a tenderloin breast yesterday -- just the right amount for one meal.  However, we are the exception, I am positive.  If you have a mound of turkey, consider the following options:

  • Turkey Bake -- toss in cooked pasta, sauce, chunks of turkey veggies, and a bit of cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes, 350 degrees;
  • Turkey Chili -- tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, onions, assorted veggies, chili powder, and shredded turkey.  Top with cheese or sour cream
  • Turkey tacos -- shred the turkey, saute with onions, peppers and tomatoes.  Serve in hard or soft shell tacos with cheese and or sour cream; and
  • Turkey soup -- saute onions and peppers, toss in chunks of turkey and other assorted veggies, empty in a can of chick peas, a container of broth, and your favorite spices.
And voila, turkey in a whole new light.  No need to waste.....stretch those dollars as far as possible!

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