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Leftover Turkey (Read 326 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    What do you do with it?  We generally make soup (bird, barley, wild rice, carrots, celery, onion, garlic).  I'm envious of people who do more creative things with their leftovers from Thanksgiving...but I live with the world's 2 pickiest eaters.

    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    Will Crew for Beer

      That sounds pretty tasty. We usually just eat it as is or make a sandwich. Sometimes my wife will use it in a jambalaya (kinda like fried rice).

      2014 Goal: Who the hell knows?

        We eat as is or sandwich the day after.  Today it is soup much as zoomy described only with brown rice.

        steph  

         

        OCD  If you don't laugh...   


        Needs more cowbell!

          We eat as is or sandwich the day after.

           

          After yesterday I am totally burned-out on turkey.  Good thing the gravy's gone.  I think I might freeze the leftover potatoes.

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            Luckily I got to send a lot of stuff home with my two "boys".   Just enough left here to make

            soup.  Wish that I'd kept a couple more pieces of pie thoughBig grin

            steph  

             

            OCD  If you don't laugh...   

              it just begs to be curry-fied for me - adjusting the spice levels accordingly for the fussy ones.  shredded, it could be a chicken substitute in a chinese chicken and noodle soup recipe.  maybe turkey, cheese and cranberry parcels if you've got filo handy in the fridge/freezer.  as it's pre-cooked, it could be spiced & diced to compliment your favourite home-made pizzas toppings.

               

              i regularly enjoy (mainly cos they're healthy, cheap, and always seem to be available) pan-fried turkey breast steaks - bit of seasoning, spray of oil & they're good to go in 7-8mins (served normally with spuds and veg).

               

              angry turkey

               

              om nom nom "gobble-gobble" nom nom

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              Needs more cowbell!

                it just begs to be curry-fied for me - adjusting the spice levels accordingly for the fussy ones.  shredded, it could be a chicken substitute in a chinese chicken and noodle soup recipe.  maybe turkey, cheese and cranberry parcels if you've got filo handy in the fridge/freezer.  as it's pre-cooked, it could be spiced & diced to compliment your favourite home-made pizzas toppings.

                 

                Oh, these all sound amazing!  I especially like the filo dough suggestion.

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  I just finished making soup, too. I made stock from our smoked turkey bones, and sautéed onion & garlic in some butter. Also steamed some zucchini and yellow squash, and puréed those along with the leftover mashed potatoes. I added most of the leftover turkey pieces, and it's in the slow cooker to be ready for lunch.

                    Supposed to be dieting and now I'm hungry again.  Damn.

                    steph  

                     

                    OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      smoked turkey bones

                       

                      Wait...was the turkey smoked or did you smoke the bones? Confused

                       

                      Smoking the bones...sounds vaguely illegal. Tongue

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        Wait...was the turkey smoked or did you smoke the bones? Confused

                         

                        Smoking the bones...sounds vaguely illegal. Tongue

                         

                        Ha! Yeah, the turkey was smoked. We always get a smoked one from our meat market/smokehouse.


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Ha! Yeah, the turkey was smoked. We always get a smoked one from our meat market/smokehouse.

                           

                          I'm not sure if I would like that.  I don't generally like smoked flavor, with the exception of smoked fish or jerky.  Even then, I tend to prefer teriyaki jerky to traditional flavor.  I've still never had deep-fried turkey.  Now THAT is something that totally intrigues me (except for the part where people burn their houses down because they don't plan for liquid displacement and they cook it in their garage).

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            Soup (like zoomie said).

                             

                            BBQ turkey pizza, homemade crust.

                             

                            Turkey hash for breakfast.

                             

                            Anything left gets shredded for burritos. 

                            "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                            Emil Zatopek

                              Around here, it's super common to smoke meat. In fact, that's what Texas BBQ really is--smoked meat--mainly brisket. We're in the minority, at least in our circle of friends, in that we don't have our own smoker in the backyard.