Monday, November 30, 2009

Where's your turkey?

I'm back from my Thanksgiving break, and it has been four days since you cooked your turkey on Thanksgiving. You know what that means, right? Tick-tick-tick-tick -- time to move the cooked, sliced turkey from the refrigerator to the freezer. Carcass too, if you're still hanging on to it for soup.

You did remove the stuffing before serving the bird, and you did carve all the meat off the carcass within two hours, correct? Now it's time to package up all those remaining leftovers in freezer containers. (Personally, I like to chop the cooked turkey and bag it in 2-cup amounts, the better to make tettrazini with). Toss it in the freezer and you've got a start on fast dinners for months.

So, what's your favorite way to use leftover turkey?


Cheri said...

I'm a big fan of turkey hash (with crispy, cubed potatoes) -- but I'm sad to think of it now, because I didn't bring home any turkey from Mom's!

Ashley said...

We don't usually have a lot of turkey leftover but this year I used the "shards" in these turkey pot pie crepes.

Kathleen Purvis said...

My tally so far: Turkey quiche with asparagus, and a Mexican turkey soup made with black beans, corn, a half jar of Frontera chipotle salsa, turkey broth, turkey and a dash of cumin.