Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away? I have been thinking what kind of variations I can add to the classic dishes we enjoy each year. I have also been collecting recipes that I can use the day after Thanksgiving. For all the leftover turkey we will have! Cream of Turkey Soup could be made the evening before you head to bed. Then, when you get back from all of your Black Friday shopping you could have this hot, hearty soup waiting for you at home!...more
In my family there's a long-standing joke about the turkey carcass. No one else wants it, but everyone is very aware of making sure it doesn't get thrown away because "You know Kalyn will want it." It's true! I think one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the delicious turkey soup you make later, from the leftover turkey carcass that would have been thrown away.
This morning, my day started in a bit of panic mode. I was getting ready to attend an all-day training seminar and realized that we were supposed to pack a lunch so that we could also listen to a guest speaker during that time. I'm really not good at bringing my lunch, even when I work fulltime, so I was sort of stumped as to what to do.Rummaging around in the fridge I happened upon a bit of a surprise. Shoved into the back of the top shelve was leftover Turkey Curry, from post-Thanksgiving. Remember when I talked about how turkey was the gift that kept on giving in my family? I conducted the "smell test," and it seemed o.k. (Oh, you know the one: When someone opens up that random jar of stuff in the back of the fridge and asks you to shove your nose in it to see if it smells bad.) All I needed to figure out was how to recycle it as something to take for lunch today....more
I can hear it already, the sigh emanating from kitchens around the country. The fridge door is open and the containers of Thanksgiving leftovers are just sitting there challenging you to figure out what to do with them on the third day after the holiday. Can you really take eating a plate of turkey and the fixings all over again? Even my own father made a comment today about how he was on his fifth meal of leftovers, and he is usually the first one to figure out how to make a sandwich with everything....more
One thing that makes writing about food so fun is that the imagination of good cooks is limitless, so interesting and new food ideas keep popping up every year. That's certainly true with ideas for using leftover turkey, and although I've been spotlighting recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers for BlogHer readers since 2007, there are still unique turkey recipe ideas this year that you probably haven't thought of. In no particular order, here are 10 new ideas for leftover turkey from Thanksgiving 2010.