Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pig Out on Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Today  is the big day that everybody was starving themselves all week. Its unofficially "Pig Out on Turkey Day". Everybody is going to eat their fill of turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy and who knows what else. Loosen the belt and prepare to be stuffed more than the turkey.

Now comes the big question, "What do I do with the left over turkey?" Most people eat turkey sandwiches until they are sick of turkey, bread and mayo. Let's do something different with the turkey. The Dudette says, "As long as it doesn't contain peas, go for it!" Sooo, how about..

Turkey Pot Pie (no peas)
4  slices of bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1  pound cooked turkey cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2  cans condensed cream of chicken soup*
1  1 pound bag of frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3/4 cup sour cream
1  can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Leave one teaspoon drippings and bacon in skillet.

2.  Add turkey and cook until browned. Stir in soup, veggies and poultry seasoning. Cook until bubbly, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 6 minutes or until veggies are tender crisp.

3.  Stir in sour cream and spoon into a 2 quart baking dish.

4. Separate dough into 5 biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half. Arrange the biscuits, cut side down, around the inside edge (in the hot mixture) of the baking dish.

5.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes un til biscuits are a golden brown.

* You could use fat free cream of chicken soup.

Turkey Hash
This kinda throw together dish for me. I don't really have an exact recipe.

Diced baked potato (or partially boiled potatoes), bacon cut into about 1/4 strips, diced turkey (cooked), diced onions, diced green peppers and whatever else you want to add.

Cook bacon until crisp, Remove, and drain all but 1 tablespoon of drippings. Add onions and peppers to drippings and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients heat through.

Hope you can think of other things to make with left over turkey.

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