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Old 11-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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ISO ideas: Thanksgiving repurposed

Thanksgiving was at my place this year and I was left with a lot of leftovers. Chief Longwind threw me a curveball when he decided to roast another turkey (we already had one I was roasting and his smoked beauty) and bring it down with him. Then he and Mom left without taking any leftovers. Our other guests took a little, but we still have a ton. We've been eating plates of leftovers, turkey sandwiches, turkey salad sanwiches. I made coconut curried turkey and turkey tetrazzini. I am just about turkey-ed out. I'll finish our traditional turkey soup tonight and freeze it. I've already frozen a bunch but my freezer will be completely full after the soup and I need to start using this frozen turkey soon. I need space in my freezer.

I'm looking for ideas to sort of re-purpose the turkey meat. Mine was roasted with a celery-onion butter under the skin, but no herbs or spices and his was done with just salt and butter, so the meat is fairly neutral flavor-wise. Anyone have any great recipes that I could put turkey in that don't taste like Thanksgiving dinner all over again? I'm looking for something that will somewhat hide the turkey flavor, because I'm getting pretty sick of it.

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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You could make something with flavorful sauces that would not taste like Thanksgiving (BBQ, Sweet & Sour, etc.).
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Mix with spicy Ingrediabts and potato and make empanada/samosa type things?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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I have always liked pot-pies,which can be made, then frozen. You can make pasties too and freeze them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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You could make turkey tacos or enchiladas. Rachael Ray has a recipe for turkey posole.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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Here's a recent thread with a lot of ideas, too.
What do you do with leftover turkey?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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Ravioli, pot pie, use it in pasta dishes. Freeze what you can't use and save for later.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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Here's a recent thread with a lot of ideas, too.
What do you do with leftover turkey?
Thank you! I did a search but didn't come up with this thread, so I started my own. I thought it was bit bit strange that nobody was talking about their leftovers. I guess I should have just looked under poultry. Most of the ideas are pretty turkey-tasting, but there were a couple that sounded like what I'm looking for.

Thank you all for the ideas!
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Freeze it in dinner size potions. Take it out later, when you've got your hunger for turkey back and make whatever sounds good to you at the time. Don't try to use it all up at once. Relax, take a break from turkey.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #10
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Freeze it in dinner size potions. Take it out later, when you've got your hunger for turkey back and make whatever sounds good to you at the time. Don't try to use it all up at once. Relax, take a break from turkey.
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