Friday, November 19, 2010


Thanksgiving is next week! We all now that no matter how well you try to manage the amount of food you make, there will always be leftovers! Whether you just heat up a plate of all your leftovers, or make the classic turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sandwich, it can get pretty boring. Here are a few yummy recipes I found that are easy and delicious! Enjoy!

Turkey Melts with Cheddar and Chutney

2 cups cubed turkey
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
3 minced green onions
1/4 cup mango chutney
1/2 mayonnaise
4 whole wheat English muffins, split, toasted
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


1. Combine turkey, celery, green onions and chutney. Stir mayonnaise to bind. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Preheat broiler.
3. Arrange English muffin halves on baking sheet. Top with turkey mixture and cheese.
4. Broil a few inches from source of heat for 3 to 4 minutes until hot and bubbling.

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Leftover Turkey Soup

1 turkey carcass
1/2 pot of water (enough to cover the bones)
1-2 cups of chopped celery
1-2 cups of chopped carrots
Use any leftover veggies you have in your refrigerator
Use all leftover gravy and dressing
If you have a leftover wild rice dish, throw that in also


Break up carcass and place in a large pot. Cover with water and simmer until all remaining meat falls off of bones. Skim off fat and remove bones and skin. Add all the above ingredients to the pot and let simmer for an hour or so. Add salt, pepper, and favorite spices to your taste. Freeze leftovers - they're good anytime!!!

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