Friday, November 26, 2010

What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

That question really never comes up since I know exactly what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. In fact, they are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Smile As I mentioned before, I am actually not a huge turkey fan, but I do enjoy what I make with the turkey leftovers.

Yesterday, as soon as we finished eating, I made a big pot of turkey soup. Judging from the photo, I could have skimmed off a bit more of the fat…

And here is the soup served with leftover brown rice and kimchi.

  • Bones of one turkey (including some turkey meat)
  • Water (to fill a large pot)
  • Turkey gravy
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Garlic (I used 4 frozen garlic cubes)
  • Cilantro (I used 3 frozen cilantro cubes)
  • Basil (I used 4 frozen basil cubes)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
I brought the water and turkey bones to a boil and added some leftover gravy as well the frozen herbs (garlic, cilantro, and basil). I boiled the bones for about 2 hours. Then I took them out of the water and skimmed off some of the fat. Next, I added the veggies to the broth and cooked them until they were soft, about 15 minutes.

Later today, I will make another one of my Thanksgiving leftover favorites: Mini Turkey Pot Pies
Here is a photo of one of last year’s pies. I’m thinking of changing up the recipe slightly and adding some bacon to the mix… Smile

And finally, here is some of yesterday’s fun:

We usually don’t use paper plates, but these were fun and clean up was very quick…

There was plenty of wine…

Good times…

Thanksgiving Day walk…

A little run to burn some calories energy… Winking smile

Fun on the swing…

More playing…

One exhausted toddler…

Questions: Do you like Thanksgiving leftovers? If so, what’s your favorite way to eat them? I’d love a link to your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipe!

Be well,