Thanksgiving Leftovers


Now that the Thanksgiving festivities are behind us, we are all faced with the same dilemma. What is one to do with pounds upon pounds of leftover turkey? Reliving the Thanksgiving meal is fine for a day or two, but turkey and gravy is going to get BORING fast! Here are some great and simple ways to use up your leftover turkey without keeping your meal on rerun for the next week.

Make Cuban sandwiches! Thinly slice the turkey and then combine the turkey with some ham, spread a little honey mustard (or pepper jelly) onto some sourdough bread, add Swiss cheese and banana peppers. Toast the sandwiches in a panini press.

Make Thai coconut-curry soup! Buy some coconut milk, chicken stock, fresh ginger, lemon grass, cilantro and green curry paste. Saute a little onion with the ginger, lemon grass and curry paste. Toss in the coconut milk, chicken stock, and some Shitake mushrooms.Add the turkey and some thin rice noodles. Serve the soup topped with fresh cilantro and a dash of lime juice.

Make a turkey hash for breakfast! Saute some onion, celery, bell pepper, diced potato (par boiled) and turkey in a bit of butter. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Add in a splash of leftover gravy, salt, pepper and some fresh time. Top the hash with a fried egg and serve.

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