Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers?

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving has come and gone! Turkey has come but has it all gone? Do you still have some leftovers around? What do you do or what have you done with the leftovers?

Here are some delicious nutritious ideas I gleaned from friends. I am sure some of you have other great ideas.  Add them if you’d like. And we thank you in advance if you share  with us.

Leftovers Ideas


  • Use for sandwiches with mustard, mayonnaise, lettuce, pickles, tomato, olives and bread
  • Warm up in left over gravy or broth on left over dressing, poatoes or rice.
  • Tired of turkey? Freeze left over slices on a cookie sheet and extra gravy or broth in containers, yogurt containers or as ice cubes

Pick off larger pieces

  • Cream the meat or use gravy and serve over toast, potatoes or rice
  • Chop up meat and add chopped pickles, small bit of onion, celery,  add  mayonnaise to make sandwich spread or a turkey salad

Boil Carcass

  • Make turkey broth. Add 2 Tablespoon vinegar before cooking. If you want the broth to gel cook for 10 to 24 hours. Add water as needed.  Cool and pick meat off bones. If there is too much to make into soup freeze part of it. Label
  • If it is gelled put ‘blobs’ or scoops on a wax papered covered cookie sheet. Freeze. Label.

Using Leftovers Later

Thaw the ‘blobs’ later when you need a delicious thrifty soup . Add vegetables, salt, seasoning, rice or noodles.Taste and eat.

In our cold climate the ravens really enjoy picking over the bones. Do NOT leave bones where dogs and cats can get to the cooked bones. The bones will splinter when cooked.

You can substitute chicken for turkey when using leftovers.

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