Recipes for Leftover Holiday Turkey
Turkey for lunch, turkey for dinner.
We usually serve up our turkey once again the next day alongside the leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, and veggies. But after those side dishes are all gone and there is STILL turkey left? Well you know the dilemma....what do we do with the remaining leftovers?
Here are a few great recipes to help you make the most of all that leftover turkey, without that feeling of being sick and tired of eating it. Enjoy your turkey with every meal you make over and over again.
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Always remember to have a little fun with your holiday leftovers.
- diced cooked turkey
- chopped green onion
- chopped yellow or sweet or purple onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Dice up your turkey, celery, and all of your onions.
- Take a scoop of mayonnaise and a squirt of mustard and mix it all together.
- Add some salt and pepper to taste.
- How easy was that?
- You can eat your turkey salad served up on a bed of lettuce or in between 2 slices of bread and serve up as a turkey salad sandwich.
- There are so many different options you can use for spices, fresh vegetables, or other condiments. My husband enjoys honey mustard compared to the traditional mustard. There are also dijon mustards etc. to choose from. So many delicious options.
How do you feel about turkey?
How To Properly Set A Table
Mouth-watering Turkey Sandwiches
- 2 slices of bread (or a bun)
- Salt and Pepper
- First you take your 2 slices of bread (or bun if you'd prefer), and put a liberal amount of mayonnaise onto them.
- Add some salt and pepper onto the mayonnaise.
- Take a layer of turkey and place it onto one slice and spread a nice layer of gravy onto it. A great gravy makes everything better doesn't it? Would you like a little turkey to go with your gravy?
- Add another layer of turkey.
- Put the other piece of bread on top and VOILA, an awesome, mouth watering sandwich that will have you coming back for more. This is one leftover that is an absolute must for me around my house. I will literally eat this 3 meals a day for a few days just to get my fix.... speaking of which, hmmmm.....
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Freeze Your Leftover Turkey
I have always loved turkey dinners, and prefer them to a ham dinner any day, but struggled for years over what to do with so many leftovers. Nobody wants to throw out all of that delicious meat into the garbage because it either will not get eaten, or starts to go bad.
Even if you cannot think of anything to do with the left overs, or have just plain had your fill of them, you can always package them up into smaller bagged portions and freeze them to pull out at a different time. You cannot (or shall I say should not) freeze meat twice; however, once it is cooked, you may freeze it again.
If you know that you have a ton left over from your family's feast, it's also always nice to prepare at least half of your meat into those smaller bagged portions within the next couple of days and just pull them out as needed and save yourself the worry of finding, making, or preparing meal ideas for all of that meat.
Do you like to try new recipes?
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