Nov 24


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left·o·ver /lěft’ō’vər/ [left-oh-ver] –noun: Usually, leftovers. Food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, esp. when saved for later use.

(“leftovers.” Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 24 Nov. 2007.

Are you sick of talking about turkey? I’m not! I LOVE the day after Thanksgiving because that means leftovers. Today we enjoyed leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pie, etc. Yum-o! What do you do with your leftovers? Hubby’s favorite thing to do is to make a turkey sandwich. I love to make turkey vegetable soup. My friend Ms. M (the turkey queen extraordinaire–see yesterday’s post) threw the turkey carcass (for lack of a better word) into her crockpot and simmered it overnight, making turkey stock to freeze and save for later use. My uncle used his family’s leftovers to make this recipe:

Turkey Curry

-2 tbsp curry powder
-4 tbsp butter
-1 1/2 cups chopped onion
-2 tbsp flour
-1/2 tsp ginger
-2 cups chicken broth
-1 can crushed pineapple, with juice
-3 cups cooked turkey, shredded or diced
-2 tbsp lemon juice
In a large skillet, heat curry powder in butter, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in onions; continue cooking, stirring frequently, until onions are softened. Blend in flour and ginger; add chicken broth and pineapple. Heat to boiling; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in turkey. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer, or until heated through. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with hot cooked rice. Serves 4.

Does anybody else have any creative uses or recipes? Do you even have leftovers after a family feast like this?

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