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Old 11-25-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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All these leftovers....

Okay, surely mine isn't the only refrigerator that is still bursting at the seams with food..? I sent my family back to Florida with pans of food, but I'm still chock full here.

I'm going to make turkey gumbo today with the leftover carcass. The sliced meat will go for a few sandwiches and probably a turkey pot pie.

The ham bone is destined for red beans and rice. The sliced ham was served with eggs yesterday morning, and will make a few sandwiches.

The leftover sweet potatoes will become a soup.

The leftover grilled greenbeans with roasted onions will become a salad.

The leftover mashed potatoes (those I can pry from my son's lips...) will be blended with raw eggs and made into patties. Then, dredged in flour and sauteed in butter.

The antipasto became sandwiches.

The sauteed mushrooms usually go onto the turkey sandwiches, or just get reheated. I like them served over rice.

There is only a couple of slices of pie left...and I make 12 inch pies! There are a few slices of the chocolate cake with chocolate panna cotta..

The cornbread is gone, the cranberry walnut braid is gone.

I still have some italian wedding soup...but that will be gone today!


I try to make the leftovers into something else... What are you doing with yours?

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Wow Vera! Amazing! Other than mashed potatoes (MIL did not do such a good job on them this year) we have eaten all our leftovers. I do like your idea of egg - flour - saute though - I may try that at dinner tomorrow night. Good luck!
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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Ours are almost gone too, but doing our 2nd T-dinner today with a 20lb bird, so now i get to start all over getting rid of them
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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Ours are almost gone too, but doing our 2nd T-dinner today with a 20lb bird, so now i get to start all over getting rid of them
Why 2? New company?
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Vera - I will have to take your lead and use my left-over sweet potato hash for soup. That will be PERFECT! It's seasoned with thyme, caramelized onion, and bacon so that should be pretty good.

Doing panini today - goat cheese, cranberry relish, turkey, arugula - and for those that really want some dressing on there, that too.

Ham salad out of the ham - save ham bone for pintos and cornbread.

Have carcass in freezer for future soup.

I hope everything else (peas/rosemary/pine nuts, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, dressing, oyster dressing, escalloped oysters, ham, turkey, brussels sprouts w/balsamic) is eaten this afternoon - having a little Christmas tree trimming gathering and have demanded everyone eat something
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:50 PM   #6
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We have a ham bone with enough meat for a pot of beans and two turkey carcasses (and I mean that) that I will cook for soup, about 1/2 of a pumpkin pie, 1 slice each of apple raisin walnut pie and blueberry pie. That is it!
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Vera - I will have to take your lead and use my left-over sweet potato hash for soup. That will be PERFECT! It's seasoned with thyme, caramelized onion, and bacon so that should be pretty good.
It's the best way to eat those leftovers....float a toasted slice of ciabatta bread in the soup bowls...

I did the inside of the house today with decorations. I'd love to see your tree. I don't do the tree till the week before christmas.
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For leftover cranberry sauce,

Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake is delicious. I've made it many times, and have posted it for lots of people - everyone loves it. Will post if anyone here is interested.
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It's the best way to eat those leftovers....float a toasted slice of ciabatta bread in the soup bowls...

I did the inside of the house today with decorations. I'd love to see your tree. I don't do the tree till the week before christmas.
I'll post a pic when it's done. I'm one of those "old fashioned" tree decorators - no theme, just things that mean something to me. Would you mind sharing your ideas on how to make the soup? That sure can't hurt the final results, now can it?
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Not much left here. I made up 2 meal plates with sage stuffing, cornbread dressing, bourbon mashed potatoes, sliced turkey and a small bowl of gravy. I'll freeze them for a time when Buck and I don't give a flip about making dinner.

There's a bunch of meat I picked off the bones for chopped turkey to be used in a couple of recipes. Tomorrow I'll take the carcass and make turkey soup. This birdie served us well.
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