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Thanksgiving leftovers

I have leftovers coming out of my ears and so I'm trying to think of ways to use them up creatively instead of just eating the same exact meal over and over again. Tomorrow, I'm making quesadillas with some of the leftovers and since I have so much turkey left, I may make a soup. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Here's what I made:

Roast Turkey
Mashed potatoes
Green bean casserole
Baked corn casserole
cranberry sauce

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Asked by BridgetC140 at 11:37 PM on Nov. 25, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I can't come up with anything creative at the moment. Open faced turkey with potatoes and gravy on top. I plan on freezing quite a bit fo the leftovers.

    Answer by Melbornj at 12:26 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • We love sandwiches the next day with turkey (of course), mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce all on soft white bread.

    Answer by Indyk at 12:33 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • Potato pancakes with the mashed potatoes.

    Answer by DMac08 at 1:12 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • Potato pancakes? Hmm...I'll have to look into that, because I have a ton of mashed potatoes leftover.

    Comment by BridgetC140 (original poster) at 1:39 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • freeze individual portions of turkey, potatos, gravy, and veggies - like home made tv dinners.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 2:13 AM on Nov. 26, 2010

  • Make Baked Potato Casserole. My kids called it Fake Bake. Warm up the mashed potatoes in the microwave, just enough so it's easy to stir them. Add sour cream, green onions cheese, bacon, whatever you like on a baked potato. Heat in microwave or oven till heated through and cheese is melted.
    Freeze some, then you'll have dinner waiting to be heated up on a night when you don't feel like cooking.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:51 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • We love sandwiches of turkey and cranberry sauce. The cranberry sauce will last a long time. Make a pork roast and pour the sauce over it.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:52 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Turkey Carcass Soup
    1 turkey carcass
    8 -10 cups water(enough to cover carcass)
    3 chicken bouillon cubes or 1 tablespoon chicken or turkey base
    1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning or sage
    1/2 cup rice, or 1 cup uncooked egg noodles
    3 medium carrots, sliced
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    2 medium onions, diced
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley, optional
    Combine first 6 ingredients in large stockpot. Simmer (covered) 1-1/2 hours.
    Remove bones; cut off meat and return meat to broth. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley. Simmer ( covered ) 30 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender. Garnish with the parsley.
    Serves 6 to 8.
    Notes: Other vegetables may be added or substituted, like corn, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, peas or mushrooms.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:52 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Potato Cakes (Potato Patties)
    1 onion, chopped
    1 Tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
    3 potatoes, boiled and mashed, cooled
    (Can use leftover mashed potatoes)
    Seasoning salt & pepper to taste
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1-2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2 cup flour + 1 cup more for dredging
    Sour Cream
    Green onions
    Sauté onion in small amount of butter or vegetable oil till opaque but not browned. Add onion, egg, seasonings and ½ cup flour to potatoes. Mixture should be very stiff. Heat oil in heavy skillet. Form potatoes into oval patties of about ¾ cup each. Dredge in flour that has been seasoned with Seasoning salt & black pepper. Add to skillet. Fry about 5 minutes or till golden brown and turn and fry on other side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions.
    This is one of the recipes that my mother made that I remember from my childhood.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:53 AM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Wow, I never received the indication up top saying that I had received the messages after mine in the middle....can't pick a favorite yet. Thank you ladies for your wonderful responses.

    Comment by BridgetC140 (original poster) at 11:51 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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