I cooked a 27lb. turkey this Thanksgiving. No, that’s not a typo, it really was a full 27lbs. On top of that I made an 8lb. brisket, a sweet potato casserole, a spinach soufflé, a boatload of roasted potatoes, 2 dozen pumpkin nutmeg rolls, applesauce, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, pecan pie, apple crisp, pumpkin whoopee pies and so on and so on and so on. Needless to say, we have quite a bit of leftover food packed in the fridge. Friday and Saturday we were all happy to pile up a plate of leftovers and enjoy them as is, but now it’s time to get creative.
For breakfast tomorrow everyone’s enjoying omelets filled with cheesy spinach soufflé. I’ll chop up my roasted potatoes and throw them in a skillet with green onions and some random leftover veggies from my crudités plate for a tasty vegetable hash on the side.
For lunch I’ll whip up an easy turkey salad. I’ll combine shredded white and dark meat turkey with a bit of mayo, some good Dijon mustard and a handful of chopped pecans. I’ll serve up a scoop over a bed of shredded Brussels sprouts.
Dinner will be a simple open-face brisket sandwich. Instead of bread I’ll cook up some tasty stuffing cakes by shaping the stuffing into thin patties and pan-frying them in a bit of olive oil or butter. (If your stuffing is dry and won’t form into patties, mix in a beaten egg or moisten with a bit of chicken stock.)
These ideas should get me through the next day or so, but does anyone have any creative leftover dishes they’d be willing to share?