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Dec 26, 2007 06:16 PM

Leftover Turkey. . . .

Any ideas what to do with it all?

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  1. I don't have a lot left, the dry bits will go to the dogs, the rest is going into a soup tomorrow complete with bones.

    1. Make quesadillas and fresh guacamole.

      Soup is always a treat. Add a little curry powder for a tasty, warming broth.

      Pot pie.

      * White Chili Recipe (more like a soup, really.)

      1 quart or more of chicken or turkey broth
      2-3 cans of plain Great Northern Beans, drained
      1 or 2 4 oz. cans of diced green chiles, undrained ( I use mild)
      About 1 c. water (I don't use water, just more broth)
      2 cups of cooked chicken or turkey, diced or shredded
      1 medium to large onion, chopped
      2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
      2 tsp cumin
      1 tsp. oregano
      1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

      Saute the onion and garlic in a splash of olive oil until tender.
      Add the broth and water, beans and chiles and chicken or turkey.
      Add the dry seasonings, bring to a boil and then lower temp. Cover and let simmer for about an hour.

      Makes about eight delicious servings.

      1. Day One: turkey sandwiches. Darn I love them!
        Day Two: turkey enchiladas with tomatillo sauce
        Day Three: if, lots of meat still remaining, pick the carcass of meat chunks.
        make turkey stock; then
        and make large pan of turkey tettrazini with the stock, freeze for parents
        Day Four: soup with the stock. We like squash or bean soup.

        1. My dad sent me home with half of the turkey still on the bone. I just pulled it apart and diced up dark meat and white meat and bagged it for the freezer. I left a good bit of meat on the bones which was also bagged for broth/stock. I just use it wherever I would use pre-cooked chicken.

          1. The leftovers just went into the freezer after using the new vacuum sealer, but it will reappear in a couple weeks for turkey wild rice soup.

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            1. re: azhotdish

              I just got a vacuum sealer too, don't know why I'm afraid to try it....