Now that Thanksgiving is over, what do we do with all the leftovers? Food network offers quite a few good ideas at the food network website. I think I am going to make turkey and dumplings in the crockpot. I am not going to follow any recipe but just throw in what I have. I did save the broth at the bottom of the pan and that will add lots of flavor to the soup.
I am going to briefly write down what I have thrown in the soup pot, so far. Of course I put all the turkey broth in the crockpot. I skimmed the fat off the top. After leaving it in the refrigerator all night, this made it really easy to do. Then I added 6 cups of water. I found some carrots, fresh thyme and fresh rosemary from the braised short ribs from last week so I put that in the pot. I also found a bag of fresh green beans leftover from a dish hubby made for their Thanksgiving feast at his work. I put that in the pot too. As I was slicing up the carrots I spied a package of turkey gravy sitting on the counter and decided to add that to the pot. Cut up one potato and added that too. Since I have a lot of dressing leftover I think I will make stuffing dumpling out of it by adding a couple of eggs, a few tablespoons of flour, and some salt and pepper to it. Then I will shape them into little balls and drop them into the soup the last 20 minutes of cooking. I almost forgot to add the turkey! Oh my, that wouldn’t be good. I put about 2 cups of cut up turkey in the soup too. I set the crockpot on low for 8 hours.
I am also going to make a turkey pot pie this year. This is the first time I have done this. We will see how it turns out.
I can’t leave out all those wonderful turkey sandwiches either. Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without the sandwiches. Sometimes I will add some dressing and cranberry sauce in the sandwich too. It’s like Thanksgiving in a sandwich.
What are your favorite leftovers?