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Meal plans with Thanksgiving leftovers

post #1 of 5
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What are y'all making this week to incorporate things you have left? I have a ton of veggies that were cut up for appetizer, so a stir fry will be on the menu. I'd love some ideas to incorporate some of the more random things though. I have about a cup of homemade cranberry sauce, some mashed potatoes, a huge chunk of turkey breast and a leg.

 

Veggies: Carrots, celery, mushrooms, spinach, acorn squash, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes

Meat: Turkey, Chicken (breasts, tenderloins, thighs), ground beef

 

My pantry is well stocked.

 

Suggestions? (We are dairy & nut free, too.)

post #2 of 5

We're having turkey gumbo.  Yum!

Also, turkey pot pie (I think), though that would be hard being dairy free. 

 

You could do shepherd's pie with the ground beef and mashed potatoes, or you could make mashed potato pancakes (add egg, a little flour, some onion; pan fry in some oil until crispy and brown) as a side dish.  You can use the cranberry sauce as a base for a sort of sweet-ish barbecue sauce flavor.  Use this for meatballs, to make sloppy joes, or to eat spooned over turkey/chicken.  It's also good with chicken and dumplings (go figure).  My family eats the flat pastry like dumplings, so no dairy.  They look like this http://www.annesdumplings.com/  .

 

Do you ever make burritos with roasted sweet potatoes and black beans?  Those flavors work well together, and they are strong enough that they taste good without cheese. 

 

post #3 of 5
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I do have some leftover pie crust, too. I talked to DS about a pot pie, but he turned that idea down. Sounded good to me though! I like the idea of potato pancakes! And using the cranberries with meatballs. I know they'll eat that.

 

I made burritos like that once a long while ago, but that sounds so good. I think I used spinach in them, too. Thanks!! I'm feeling a bit more inspired now. :)

post #4 of 5

I roasted two turkeys and made turkey stock so we'll be eating it for about a month! I'm planning on turkey pot pie, turkey enchiladas, turkey tacos, turkey gravy over rice, stir fry, turkey in pasta... I LOVE turkey!

post #5 of 5

I didn't cook so the only leftovers I got was the turkey carcass.

 

I made stock, turkey noodle soup and was planning on turkey pot pie but the males in my family weren't too thrilled.  So we'll have turkey sandwiches with the rest of the meat.

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