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What To Do With Turkey Leftovers?

December 3, 2009

When Turkey Leftovers Are BETTER Than Firstovers:
…You have to come up with terrific 2nd time around meals.

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  1. Turkey Pot Pie: Are you even allowed to have turkey leftovers and NOT make Turkey pot pie?
  2. Turkey Pulled BBQ Sandwiches: Use your crockpot and store-bought rolls, easy peasy.
  3. Tukey Tortilla Soup: I kind of pulled this one together from several different soups I make… we’ll call it the improvised soup?

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I usually use a store-bought pie crust to top my pie, but the husband asked for a Bisquick pot pie, so we tried it… {the kids said thumbs down but the dad said thumbs up}! It so easy to make your own sauce for pot pie PLEASE don’t use creamed canned soup… I promise this is SO much yummier!

Chop up vegetables: onions, potatoes, carrots, celery (& corn) are my favorites for this.
Saute them in a bit of canola oil.
Then boil in enough water to barely cover long enough to soften the potatoes.
Drain and Set aside. (I like to have 4-6 cups total.)

In a medium saucepan melt 2-3 Tablespoons of butter.
Add 3 Tablespoons of flour, whisk and cook for 1 minute (it will look like a paste).
Add 2 boullion cubes and 1 can of chicken broth. Bring to a boil while whisking.
Turn down the heat.
Add a big pinch of rosemary (crush it in your hand first).
Add 1/4 C to 1/2 C of milk depending on how big of a pie you are making.
Add chopped up leftover turkey, mine is frozen so it takes a couple minutes to warm up.
Pour over vegetables in a large pie dish or casserole dish.

Bisquick Topping:

1 Cup Bisquick
1/2 Cup milk
1 Egg
Mix briefly and drop by spoonful over veggies, sauce and Turkey.

Cook 45 minutes at 350 °
Till sauce is bubbly and top is browned

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I promise this is so EASY.

Step one: buy store-bought large rolls
Step two: place chopped up turkey in crock pot
Step three: add one cup BBQ sauce (I like Kraft brand) add one small can tomato sauce, I love how tomato sauce cuts down the bite of the BBQ sauce.

That’s it. Heat up in the crock pot serve on the rolls!

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Chopped onion, few chopped carrots, 2 small potatoes in bite size chunks, and celery diced.
Saute the veggies in a couple tablespoons of canola oil. (This is step one in pretty much anything I make… chop veggies, saute).

Add to Crock Pot:

48oz container of chicken broth
1 Cup of your favorite salsa
1 15 oz can of petite cut tomatoes
few shakes of onion powder and garlic powder

Heat it up for a few hours and add chopped up turkey last and heat through.
Mine seemed like it could use some thickening so I added 1 cup of water with 2 TBLSP of flour mixed in right before I added the turkey.

Serve with cheese, tortilla chips, and lime juice….
(my kids were a big thumbs down on the lime juice, but I totally liked it!)

Enjoy those leftovers!

Top Photo by AtomicShark

Thanksgiving 4-1-1

November 17, 2009

From my Foodie Friend Chris Perrin…
I have an announcement!
Wild Turkey in display.

This November 26th you have a job.
It’s Thanksgiving and for one day, it is your duty to stuff yourself silly with all the turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, and pies you can eat.

Thanksgiving Dinner Table

There’s only one problem. Someone has to cook it. Someone has to bake the turkey, make creamy mashed potatoes, stuff the stuffing, dress the dressing, fill the pies, and maybe pour a cocktail or two. Or ten, depending on your family.

If last year’s turkey turned out a little less then perfect, if you are bored with regular Thanksgiving fare and want to try something new, or if you are on the eve of making your first Thanksgiving dinner, then’s Thanksgiving 4-1-1 is for you!

PhotobucketTHIS THURSDAY EVENING 7PM Central!!
Email or DM Chris to be included!

It’s an hour long (maybe more) conference call about all things Thanksgiving cooking hosted by founder Chris Perrin. Best part: it’s free. Just dial in and ask away!

Also, all Thanksgiving 4-1-1 attendees can sign up for Thanksgiving 9-1-1, personalized consulting to get you through any Turkey Day challenge. Hurry, slots are filling up!

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Done Turkey!!!

I am giving my personal testimony of Chris’s long distance skillz. Last year I was part of his Thanksgiving Turkey Talk. Get this… He walked me through BRINING a Turkey! Not sure what that means… ? Then ask Chris… he’s the expert after all!

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