What do you do with your Christmas Day leftovers?

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  1. Kazzawazza

    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    I am sure I’m not the only one that ends up cooking a Christmas Day dinner that can feed a Small village. I just know I will have lots of cooked vegetables and a huge amount of turkey left. The good old turkey stew is a must on a cold day, but what do you do with your leftovers ?
     
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  3. Logan

    Logan In Flower

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    I don't make any thing from the turkey, i use it cold with the dinners and warm it up. The rest we have turkey sandwiches with the stuffing.

    The stock from the turkey i put in casseroles.
     
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    I make kabobs--chunks of turkey, any roasted vegetables like potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts (peas and corn don't work too well:)) and heat through. Also, hot turkey sandwiches--thinly sliced turkey on white bread and covered with gravy. This is not a pick-up-in-your-hand sandwich! Any stray bits and pieces of turkey I make turkey noodle soup using the stock made with the carcass.
    If you are having friends and relatives come for the feast, send a plate of leftovers home with them. My elderly friend has Christmas dinner with her family but she says the only thing wrong with that is that there are no leftovers in her refrigerator.
    Nice to meet another cook that gets enthused about holiday meals! Welcome to the forum, and have a happy Christmas.
     
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    Well,, I was going to cook a turkey but Jennie-O had a recall so even if the recall was for the ground turkey,, I decided not to risk it with hubby !! He has enough problems !! I usually cook as you do,, enough to feed a small army and this is no different !! Problem is its just the two of us !! Still I load a bunch up and take it to the daughter and grandkids !! The rest are leftovers for us for a day or two,, I can eat chicken and dressing for breakfast !! Merry Christmas !!
     
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  6. Logan

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    Thank you and you.
     
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    I came home from my nieces with some chicken leftovers.
    K
     
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    One answer Kazza BIN :rolleyes:
     
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    Ham will get used in breakfast... Reminds me of the old joke "what is the difference between participation and commitment? In a ham and egg breakfast, the chicken participated in the breakfast but the pig? He was COMMITTED!"
     
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    The veggies from Christmas dinner went into bubble and squeak yesterday.

    With the leftover turkey we have a Turkey stew for dinner and a Turkey curry tomorrow.
     
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    Leftovers???? What are they? :rofl:
     
  12. Logan

    Logan In Flower

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    Probably put the rest of the turkey in freezer for sunday dinners. Haven't got left over cooked veg.
     
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    Never in my life C have I heard this but it did make me :smt043mate...some of the comments you come out with :setf_016:
     
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    We often have leftovers from Christmas dinner because we have a starter, main and pud. However, once we’ve eaten the starter we only end up having a small amount of the main that we cooked as we do end up cooking too much - enough to feed an army. So from Christmas Day onwards, it’s turkey sandwiches, turkey stew, turkey and mushroom pie, turkey curry ......... but we do like turkey, so it’s fine.
     
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    Turkey and mushroom pie ? Thats a new one,, recipe ? I cooked the one I had the day after Christmas when I had more time to make sure it was done through out ! Breast I sliced thinly and put in the freezer for open faced sandwiches ! I use a commercially canned gravy and its a quick meal ! Diced some and made turkey salad for sandwiches, some I froze for turkey soup ect, ect !
     
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    Hi @mart the recipe is:

    500 g cooked turkey shredded (you can add more if you have a hungry family!)
    1 tblsp olive oil
    400 g leeks sliced thinly
    400 g mushrooms finely sliced
    1 x pack shop bought pastry (I use puff pastry but shortcrust is also fine)

    the sauce for the pie is a supreme sauce:
    75g butter
    5 tablespoons plain flour
    475ml chicken stock
    475ml double cream
    1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Or you can cheat with the sauce and use a mix as I do (to save time :))
     
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