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Sunday Food: Turkey Leftovers

The rest of the turkey

It’s possible you’ve already handled this problem. In the interests of clearing the rest of the bird out of the refrigerator, though, a few suggestions might be in order.

Of course, I had a takeout of one meal on Thanksgiving, so I didn’t have the problem of leftovers myself, but having gone through many birds in my lifetime and realizing that no one wants to open the refrigerator this long after the holiday and see bones and drying out turkey still around.; so let’s pull out the platter/pan and finish taking it apart.

I suggest putting the whole thing in a crockpot and making soup.

Ingredients:

Servings: 12

Directions:

Turkey Broth:

  • Put the turkey carcass in your slow cooker at Low with an onion, celery stalk,a carrot, salt and pepper,bay leaf, 1/2 poultry seasoning, 2 tbsp chicken powder and water. Cook on Low overnight.
  • Next morning, strain the both and pour it back in the slow cooker.
  • Remove turkey meat from bones, set meat aside.
  • Soup:.
  • In the slow cooker with the broth, add.
  • onions, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Cook at High for 4 hours; add reserved turkey and noodles.
  • Cook another 1/2 hour.
  • Enjoy!
  • Cooking time doesn’t include the overnight that your broth is cooking.

I always had a rush of the mania to get the meat off the bone shortly after the dishes came back to the kitchen, and making the whole clean-up a mass project that got over with when the dishes were ready to go back into the cabinets. I have, however, seen a platter still full of the turkey remains in some refrigerators into the weekend and suggest that – “It’s dead, Jim.” Do whatever it takes, but it needs to go out somehow.

Hope your Thanksgiving feast was enjoyable, and your leftovers just as fine.

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Sunday Food: Turkey Leftovers

 

The rest of the turkey

(Picture courtesy of AJ Schuster at flickr.com.)

It’s possible you’ve already handled this problem. In the interests of clearing the rest of the bird out of the refrigerator, though, a few suggestions might be in order.

Of course, I had a takeout of one meal on Thanksgiving, so I didn’t have the problem of leftovers myself, but having gone through many birds in my lifetime and realizing that no one wants to open the refrigerator this long after the holiday and see bones and drying out turkey still around.; so let’s pull out the platter/pan and finish taking it apart.

I suggest putting the whole thing in a crockpot and making soup.

Ingredients:

Servings: 12

Directions:

Turkey Broth:

  • Put the turkey carcass in your slow cooker at Low with an onion, celery stalk,a carrot, salt and pepper,bay leaf, 1/2 poultry seasoning, 2 tbsp chicken powder and water. Cook on Low overnight.
  • Next morning, strain the both and pour it back in the slow cooker.
  • Remove turkey meat from bones, set meat aside.
  • Soup:.
  • In the slow cooker with the broth, add.
  • onions, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Cook at High for 4 hours; add reserved turkey and noodles.
  • Cook another 1/2 hour.
  • Enjoy!
  • Cooking time doesn’t include the overnight that your broth is cooking.

I always had a rush of the mania to get the meat off the bone shortly after the dishes came back to the kitchen, and making the whole clean-up a mass project that got over with when the dishes were ready to go back into the cabinets. I have, however, seen a platter still full of the turkey remains in some refrigerators into the weekend and suggest that – “It’s dead, Jim.” Do whatever it takes, but it needs to go out somehow.

Hope your Thanksgiving feast was enjoyable, and your leftovers just as fine.

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I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.