Thanksgiving: the bitter end
Well, it's not bitter at all. It's yummy if the taddest bit sad to see it come to an end... Why don't I do a full turkey dinner more often???
Just now I'm making egg noodles to add to the last bit of turkey stock. And in my fridge I have the remnants of last night's turkey pot pie. Had to go to TJs to get some of their gravy for the pot pie but used up from my freezer the last round of pastry that didn't get used for a Thanksgiving pie.
Two full weeks after T-day. Bet I'm the last still noshing from the bird!
I actually found a second bird left over (completely frozen and never unwrapped) in our other freezer when I was storing some of my pre-T-day do-aheads.
We're having roast beef for Christmas and we'll be away the week before but I'm planning another turkey dinner in Jan when things settle down a little bit. Good thing! I never got around to turkey salad with our T-day bird.
It's such a great meal/s with as much everything-but-the-oink as you can get for the amount of effort that goes into preparation. ...especially when you're not committed to doing the 6 sides and 3 desserts and everything from scratch thing. ;>
You're not alone. I have pulled out all the turkey meat into bite size and used saran wrap and wrap it up into little portions and freeze. Not planning to make anything out of it. I'll just throw in a portion or two when I make soup, ramen, pasta...
Still haven't tackled the turkey backbone.