Chicken soup, move over - turkey soup is just as delicious, and there¿s usually plenty of meat leftover from the Thanksgiving bird. You can keep it simple and traditional, or give it an ethnic spin with Mexican, Thai, or Indian ingredients and seasonings. Whip up a batch and freeze it for lunches or dinners during the coming week.See Popular Turkey Soup Recipes
It rules the Thanksgiving table, but for the other 364 days of the year, turkey is reduced to near-obscurity. This is a complete injustice! For starters, turkey tastes just as good on an ordinary Thursday evening as it does on Thanksgiving.
There's nothing worse than running out of turkey at the big Thanksgiving meal, which is why most of us are left with a few pounds of roasted bird come Black Friday. This year, instead of defaulting to sandwiches or soup, get creative with your stash. Turkey leftovers are a perfect addition to pot pie and casseroles, and you've already got a leg up on the recipes, since your turkey is roasted and ready to go.
The second best part of Thanksgiving, after the actual dinner with friends and family, is the turkey leftovers. But if you stocked up on too many bargain-priced turkeys or just can't face another turkey-and-cranberry-sauce sandwich, there are plenty of other ways to use up the rest of the bird. (And, yes, you do have to make that bird first; the roast turkey shown above is from a favorite classic recipe.) Using leftover turkey in casseroles makes them a lot easier to assemble. The main ingredient is right there at hand! All that work you did to get the turkeyread more
We tend to overdo everything when it comes to the holidays, and that includes the food. When you're entertaining, no one wants to come up short, so there are usually copious leftovers after Christmas dinner. But that's a good thing!
Of course everyone likes leftover Thanksgiving food, but at a certain point we're all ready to move on from stuffing-and-turkey sandwiches. And let's get real--after days of prepping for the big feast, no one is particularly interested in whipping up something complex. That's why turkey soup is such a great option.
Hearty winter soup might be what's getting us through right now. (Fortunately, we found a few recipes that use up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey -- if there is any left, that is.) And why not? We're tired of cooking, cooking, cooking -- and soon, we'll be doing it again for all those Christmas parties that are just around the corner. In the meantime, these recipes, from some of our favorite blogs, reprise recipes that are hearty and nutritious, full of healthy vegetables, like super-nutritious kale, tender beans, and even favorite pasta shapes in the case of vegetable-laden Italianread more
A bubbling pot of soup is the cure for almost anything that ails you during the winter months. Who doesn't love a bowl of steaming hot chicken noodle soup when you've got the sniffles? But while the classics are great (admit it--there's no way to improve on the combo of tomato soup and grilled cheese), it's also fun to experiment with new flavors.
You say you're already tired of Thanksgiving turkey recipes? Then, listen up, my friends. Or "read up," if you will. The minute Thanksgiving dinner is over, I want you to push back your chair, waddle to the kitchen, and strip all the meat off the turkey. Thanksgiving leftovers are a necessary challenge. Trying to store Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge when you have to navigate around a looming, poorly wrapped turkey carcass is an unnecessary waste -- a waste of time, space, and turkey. Pull off all the meat (don't forget to turn the bird over!) and send itread more
Did you eat turkey for your Thanksgiving feast? Of course you did. In fact, almost 90 percent of Americans cooked up a turkey to celebrate the holiday, according to the National Turkey Federation. But if you really love the big bird and want to serve it again for your Christmas meal -- well, go for it. Just because you're having turkey again for Christmas doesn't mean you have to have the same turkey dinner you did, oh, a month before. There are plenty of ways to break out of the turkey-mashed-potatoes-and-stuffing rut (even though, as culinary ruts go, that'sread more
So much time and energy is spent in anticipation of Thanksgiving that Friday comes as a bit of relief; you can finally rest and appreciate all of your hard work. Incorporating all of the Thanksgiving leftovers into meals is a great way to save time, cut down your spending, and have a little more time to yourself outside of the kitchen. Here are some ideas to assemble quick and easy meals from the Big 3--turkey, mashed potatoes and squash.
If you're looking for a way to get tons of nutrition in a meal packed with flavor, soup is your answer. While it's true that it's pretty convenient to open a can of soup, heat it, and serve, the difference between that canned soup and homemade soup made with fresh stock is dramatic. And when you have a crockpot or slow cooker, it's never been easier.
Old-time Southern grandmas sure knew how to make cornbread dressing -- a rich and tasty side dish, with a delightfully light and fluffy texture. The perfect accompaniment to roast chicken and turkey, once upon a time cornbread dressing was as crucial to the Thanksgiving feast as the turkey. Today it isn't reserved only for holidays -- it's the perfect casserole for company dinners, special roasts or buffets.
Give your Thanksgiving stuffing a Southern drawl: Learn how to make cornbread stuffing, and every guest at your holiday table will be asking for seconds, and asking for the recipe!
Looking forward to Thanksgiving? About as much as coming down with the flu? You're not alone. We all know it's going to be a wonderful day, with friends and family gathered around the table. It's just ... it's just ... well, it's just that, wouldn't it be nice if it were already that day and time to sit down at the table. Turkey's in the oven. (If not, grab this recipe for easy Roast Turkey.) Mashed potatoes are steaming away. Cranberry sauce has been neatly set out. And the Thanksgiving sides? Oh, gosh, you put off thinking aboutread more
Yes, the turkey might get most of the attention, but let's get real--it's actually the amazing array of other Thanksgiving recipes at the table that make it a feast worth raving about. Can you imagine a plate without mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, or cranberry sauce? Even the most impressive turkey can't hold down the fort alone.
Is there any meat with more oomph than Italian sausage? (Hint: no.) Regular sausage is already great; add a burst of basil, oregano, and--especially--fennel seeds, and you've got got an immortal ingredient.
Here's the news, some good, some bad. Good news: my husband and I are invited to our friends' house for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Bad news: we won't have any leftovers! It's the best part of that lovely dinner -- lots of delicious leftovers. I can make a salad combining apples and walnuts with bits of turkey, or a big pot of turkey-vegetable soup from the bird's carcass, or maybe potato croquettes from leftover mashed potatoes. It all tastes even better after a day or two. The USDA recommends no more than 3 to 4 days of refrigeratingread more