Plated + Served: Don't Call them "Leftovers"
By mamashighstrung on November 23, 2012
Don’t just reheat your Thanksgiving leftovers. Re-purpose them.
“Leftovers” is just re-heating something you served the day before… when you ”re-purpose," you take the previous day’s meal and whip it into a completely new dish!
So, instead of boring Turkey and Mayo Sandwiches, try:
• Turkey Rueben
• Turkey Monte Cristo
• Turkey Cuban Sandwich
• Turkey Grilled Cheese
Don’t forget to slap some cranberry sauce on 'em if you have any left.
For a quick and easy dinner:
• Turkey Tacos, Quesadillas or Tostadas
• Turkey Caesar Salad (I’m sure you’ve already thought of this)
• Turkey Mac and Cheese (homemade Mac and Cheese or out of the box
• Turkey Fettucini Alfredo
Feeding the fam leftovers is a lot easier if they don’t think they are eating leftovers. I guess wearing a disguise always makes things, shall we say, more interesting…. Ahemmm.
Super Easy Turkey and Dumplings
prep: 15 minutes
cook: 30 minutes
2 cups Original Bisquick®
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2/3 cups milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
5 cups chicken stock
4 cups cut up cooked turkey
2 cups frozen vegetables (or any leftover cut up fresh vegetables like celery, carrots or mushrooms)
let’s get to it...
Mix the Bisquick® and poultry seasoning together in a large bowl. Stir in the milk and blend until just moistened; set aside.
Heat a large stockpot on medium high for 1 minute. Add the olive oil and onion and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute longer
Add the chicken stock, turkey and vegetables to the pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
Drop 8 spoonfuls of the dough mixture into the pot. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes; cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately.
cooking know-how: For nice golden brown dumplings, place them under the broiler for 1 minute. WATCH THEM CAREFULLY so they don’t burn.
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