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Saturday, November 24. 2018
My favorite is a slice of turkey, some mayo, a spoonful of cranberry sauce and a spoonful of stuffing - on white bread, It has to be white bread.
Some people like Turkey hash which is ok if you use enough black pepper. Needs a ton of fresh ground black pepper to not taste like Cardboard Hash.
What do y'all like?
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Bread is no longer the Staff of Life, it is poison. When you pour white flour on the ground and nothing, not even the bugs will eat it, you know its not good for humans either.
Bread causes obesity
Bugs and a number of canines eat rotten, putrid flesh, so, by your logic, it's good for you. You're probably someone that's mind-numbed enough to believe in Al Gore's "scientific" Crispy Earth Theory. By the way, any carbohydrate can cause obesity as carbohydrates are the only thing your body uses to make fat. GET A FRIGGIN' LIFE!
My leftover recipe: Chop and saute w appropriate amount of oil: large onion. When translucent add chopped up portions of 1/2 cabbage head, 4 stalks celery, large apple. When cooking, add to taste oregano/thyme & smoky paprika [say 2 tsp of each] , + 4 chopped garlic cloves & soy sauce to taste. Pulverize 5 Roma tomatoes in blender and add to simmering vegetables. Add 1 TB cocoa and hot peppers to taste. I added 5 dashes of habanero hot sauce. If too hot: A TB of peanut butter, cilantro, and/or more garlic will help tone it down. Also good even if not too hot.
Add water when needed to keep pan from sticking.
Add chopped turkey pieces to taste.
Serve over rice, or plain if you are low-carbing it.
Vary as you like. For herbs or spices: caraway, zatar, basil , mint would also be good.
That sandwich sounds pretty good, but I prefer that slice of (white meat) turkey with some crisp lettuce and mayo, on white bread, of course. As to the tutorial on bread/obesity, What? Are you with the government? Spare us!
My grandmother would use the turkey carcass for turkey noodle soup. Always a favorite.
OH BD! I knew you were a man after my own heart. The only thing that sandwich needs is a Jim Beam and Ginger Ale tall with a twist of lime or lemon (you could make it JD and Ginger Ale if you prefer)
Sorry, I forgot to specify--it has to be Vernor's Ginger Ale! (JD is a little too sweet for me, but will do in a pinch).
I add a thin slice of ham and hearts of romaine lettuce. And I toast the bread.
Cranberry turkey sandwich- verry good. Cranberries and turkey go so well together. Stuffing too- sounds good.
I never saw eye to eye with those who complained about turkey leftovers. For me, turkey tastes better than chicken. More turkey leftovers means more turkey to eat. All to the good.
Another way to deal w turkey leftovers could be to add them to Kak'ik, a turkey stew from Guatemala. The recipe calls for 3 1/2 lbs of turkey parts- just add some turkey leftovers instead. As you are not likely to find cobanero peppers, substitute 2-3 chipotles for the 6 cobaneros.
If you have a dry, stringy turkey, its because you're bad at cooking turkey. Don't blame the weather.
Turkey soup. Starts with the carcass and bits right after Thanksgiving dinner. Everything left over after removing all the meat is brought to a boil in a large pot and then simmered for three hours. Put it into the fridge until the next day. Break off/skim off the fat and pour about two quarts of broth into a pot and put the rest of the broth in a container and back in the fridge. Heat the broth just to a simmer and taste, add spices to taste. I usually add some season salt, sage, thyme and oregano. Not too much. Cut an onion a couple of carrots, a couple sticks of celery and check what other veggie leftovers you have in the fridge. Add to the pot and simmer for 20 minutes to an hour. Taste again, if the broth is too 'brothy' add some water. If the spice level needs something now is the time. Add 1 cup of rice, bring to a boil and then simmer for half an hour. Meanwhile cut up some turkey (two cups or more) making sure you weed out the bones or gristle. I will usually go heavier on the white meat as the dark meat is favored for sandwiches around here. Make sure you stir the rice a few times it has the tendency to fall to the bottom of the pot and not cook evenly. Taste the soup, make sure the rice is tender and add the turkey and final spice adjustment. As soon as it simmers it's good to serve, hopefully with some leftover rolls softened and warmed in the microwave.
Yep, we boiled the carcass into stock today and will make soup tomorrow. The nice thing about having the meal here was that, since we made the turkey, we didn't have to fight for the carcass.
Kudos to the sandwich...had one in the pocket of my hunting jacket this morning out on the prairie in eastern Colorado chasing pheasants. And a piece of pumpkin pie too.
To sandwiches, and curry, we would add:
--turkey pie w any leftover veggies and gravy, otherise make white sauce and put in piecrust
--Turkey burritos w cheese, beans, and the thinnest burritos you can find (to limit the simple carbs get low carb whole wheat ones) pour homemade salsa over (left over from horsdoevres at thanksgiving) w grated cheese (ditto) and bake.
--Cream of corn and potato soup: we had lots of corn left, so sauteed some bacon sliced, added fresh leeks sliced fr garden, then a cup of water, a cup of the turkey broth concentrate from boiling the carcass, all the left over mashed potatoes, and a cup of milk. Simmer slowly. Sounds awful but tastes scrumptious on a cold day.
--turkey soup w the broth (strain out all the yukky meat and skin and cartilage and give the dog a treat, then pour broth into jug in fridge and let cool overnight. Take fat off the nest day and give dog 2 TBS a day on kibble for shiny coat. ) Soup is made with some cubed breast meat saved from the meal plus sliced new carrots, celery, and fresh leeks, and onions (sautéed). You could add potatoes, but you've had enough carbs on Thanksgiving...
Overall, tho, my family agree we DETEST turkey and have to dress it up. We only eat it because it's cheap protein. The one time they liked it was when I paid an extortionate price last year and bought it from an organic farm that let the nasty critters run around and peck each other and eat bugs and go outside, etc. I was sure I had been ripped off so I didn't tell anyone. But they all ate seconds for once and said "WOW, Mom, what did you DO to this turkey, it actually has taste...."
Turkey sammy with mayo and canned whole berry sauce. Martini before and leftover Halloween candy after.
I just had a good dinner of wine, stuffing, ham slices, and good cheeses. I never mess with ham at Thanksgiving dinner because I'm so busy with the turkey and other things, but afterwards I realize how good it is.
And pumpkin pie for breakfast.
I make turkey and pumpkin pie throughout the year, but it always taste better in the fall.
Agreed, all except the stuffing. I have to have some good cornbread dressing, preferably with giblet gravy.
Like Dorf, half the time I do ham instead; I just buy a chicken to have the broth & meat for dressing. It isn't a holiday without dressing--hell, it isn't even Sunday dinner without dressing most of the time!
I made potato pancakes with the leftover mashers this morning. Top the pancake with eggs sunny side up and serve some bacon on the side.
I come from a big family of big eaters. "Leftovers" are what we call "seconds" and "thirds". I just assumed the name "leftover" came from the phrase "pass that over here, I still got some room left", didn't know it meant something you put in the fridge to eat the next day - if you weren't gonna eat it, what'd ya take it out of the fridge for to start with?
Just had this yesterday on the annual Black Friday pheasant hunt in Eastern Colorado. Turkey on white bread with cranberry and stuffing on the side...no cranberry for the dog though—Yellow lab who’s not sure which is better, eating or hunting. And of course pumpkin pie. And to top it off a good cigar and A glass of whiskey.
I'm with you: sliced turkey on thin WHITE bread slathered with homemade mayonaise and a little cranberry sauce, but not enough to overpower the tartness of mayo.
Made a semi-classic turkey salad with celery, green onion, capers, and LOTS of chunky turkey bits, bound up with a bit of mayo. Served up on toasted rye buns with some romaine, and side of kosher dills. Saved my cranberries for a fresh cranberry jam topping on a dish of pumpkin flan, and a Beaujolais chaser.
You haven’t lived til you tried turkey, mayo and sweet pickle in a sandwich, your choice of bread.
I can't believe I didn't mention turkey tetrazzini in 2015. It's the highlight of the weekend for me, with a white wine sauce and good bread crumbs on top. That's what we had last night, yum.
We make the Food & Wine brined spice-rubbed roast turkey that we stumbled on about 30 years ago. Not dry, not tasteless, even the otherwise useless white meat, and it makes a great tetrazzini.
Not that a turkey sandwich isn't divine, too. Homemade french bread is the key there.
I always shredded my leftover turkey, mixed it with onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salsa, rolled it up in flour tortillas, and baked it with cheese on top. Toss on some jalapeño slices, and voila! Turkey burritos.
For some reason I always have a hot chocolate with my turkey sandwich with mayo, on white bread of course.