Thanksgiving dinner is over and you’ve got a mountain of turkey left. What can you do with it? After all, you can’t possibly eat turkey sandwiches for a week, can you? Here are some ideas to get you out of the sandwich rut and into turkey bliss!
1.Turkey salad sandwiches: yes, I know this is a sandwich, but it’s not your typical sandwich. Make this just like you would a chicken salad sandwich or a tuna salad sandwich—yum!
2.Turkey potpie: what’s better on a chilly day than a warm pot pie? Just cube the turkey, combine it with a can of mixed vegetables, a can of Cream of Chicken Soup, and desired spices, and pour it into a pre-made pie shell. Then cover it with another pre-made pie crust (check the refrigerated section in your grocery store). Brush it with an egg wash and bake until golden.
3.Turkey soup: make the soup just like you would make chicken soup; combine cubed turkey and cut up vegetables (this is a great way to use up all those vegetables that weren’t eaten on Thanksgiving) and canned chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until vegetables are soft.
4.Turkey stock: don’t forget to boil the turkey cavity, along with leftover vegetables from the crudite platter, to make a delicious turkey stock you can use later on for soups and stews.
5.Turkey tetrazzini: or any pasta for that matter. Turkey makes a great substitute for chicken in just about any dish!
Whatever you decide to make with your leftover turkey, get creative! Regular leftovers are great for a day, but after that, you’ll want to make something different. Also, remember to store your leftover turkey in the fridge promptly after your Thanksgiving feast is over.
Here’s to hoping your turkey leftovers are just as good on day three as they were on Thanksgiving day.