I like poultry so having a couple pounds of moist turkey
meat to savor for a few days after the final Thursday in November is no hardship. But all on its own it can get boring pretty quickly. Recipes for leftovers, (or Planned Overs - a term used by cooks with the foresight to prepare enough food for The Day so they can step away from the kitchen for 48 hours), to the rescue.
The obvious first choice for Thanksgiving Day Planned
Overs (POs) is sandwiches. There's little you can do to alter the flavor of turkey so get creative with the sandwich building material: rather than white bread, opt for rye, wheat, sourdough, pumpernickel, hard rolls, soft rolls or bagels. And change out the condiments. There are enough mustard options in our grocery stores for you to have a different spread on your sandwich for two weeks, (although, 14 days would be pushing the healthy limits of keeping Thanksgiving turkey POs for that long): basic yellow mustard, honey, spicy brown, whole grain, hot, English, Chinese and German. (Does every country in the world produce a mustard?) Lather the bread with a wine or beer laced mustard for a mellow zing. If you get tired of eating cold sandwiches live it up a little and have a hot open face one with reheated Planned Over Stuffing and Gravy, or
a, I'm Wild About Turkey panini.
and green olives. The recipe below adds peppers which I would never do because peppers and my stomach do not play well together.
For a meal with far fewer carbs, put together a Turkey Waldorf Salad. Poultry, nuts and fruit stirred together with an item that to me is revolting (a ten letter, egg and oil based product, first letter M, last one an E). I wouldn't eat a salad with that in it but you might like it. Save yourself some calories by using plain yogurt instead of The M Word.
friendly, especially via microwave. Chinese foods heat up the best, although too much heat can render noodles unchewable. Same way with warming up poultry. Turkey can be transformed to the consistency of calamari if it's nuked too long.
If calamari was a non-living thing, this is what it would be. And isn't calamari such a pretty name for squid?
Adulthood has not changed their opinions. And that's just fine, because that leaves more turkey pot pie for everyone else!