Did you survive Thanksgiving?! Were you able to be a good host, be thankful, and enjoy delicious food?! We sure hope you did. Though some stress does come with planning and prepping for Thanksgiving Day, remembering so many wonderful things to for which we can be thankful, the day always turns out fun and full of good memories! Along with that, you’re also left with a refrigerator full of leftovers – especially from that 20 pound bird you bought! Making good use of that turkey before it’s too late, can bring many more smiles to faces over the next few days or save you some cooking prep in the future! Be sure to mosey on over to foodnetwork.com for more great leftover recipes like the ones listed below.
1) Treat yourself to new turkey triumphs! The turkey doesn’t always have to be center stage; it works great mixed in to other delicious recipes. Such as turkey pot pie, turkey bolegnese, turkey waldorf salads, turkey dumpling stew, and even turkey spring rolls!
2) Savor the sandwich. What’s better than a day-after-Thanksgiving plain turkey sandwich? But if that idea bores you, there are many ways to make a turkey sandwich so much better! Again, foodnetwork.com gives so many great ideas, such as grilled turkey, brie, apple butter and arugula sandwiches, open-faced hot turkey sammys, turkey, cranberry and fontina panini, roast turkey, avocado and bacon sandwich, and sweet and spicy turkey pitas. Is your mouth watering yet?!
3) Sip the soup. Ok, so we know it’s bad manners to slurp soup, but with ideas like these we see no other option (just sip when someone walks by): sweet potato soup with blue corn tortillas, turkey vegetable soup with stuffing dumplings, a “bird to the last drop” soup, or a turkey and mushroom creamy tomato “gravy” with gnocchi.
4) Freeze for the future. If you are just plain “over” turkey and can’t imagine eating another bite – save it! Cut your leftover meat off the bone, place in shallow plastic storage containers and put in your freezer. Turkey meat can last up to 2-3 months. That’s a lot of time saved for meal prep! Don’t forget to date and label your freezer contents.
We sure hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If around your house, the traditional Thanksgiving food has been worn out and used up on your taste buds, come on and surprise them with something special from Texas Treats! Our Texas-themed gift, snacks and sweets are sure to re-awake anyone from a turkey trance!