SOLUTIONS FOR DRY LEFTOVER TURKEY
Nov. 27, 2009 7:57 pm
Updated: Dec. 2, 2009 11:45 pm
I'm sure Thanksgiving in your house was similar to mine...we laughed, we cried, we ate way too much and rolled ourselves from the table over to the couch where we remained for hours! There was some mention of playing a game but that soon dissolved as my two college kids found it necessary to catch up on some much needed sleep right after dinner...Dad, Mom and the other kid soon followed...it was a sad sight. We laughed because it was just good to be together and because my oldest son has the most bizzar sense of humor. We cried because I served Banana Cream Pie and that was my Dad's favorite....he passed away October 24th. We ate too much because this was my menu:
Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Pan Gravy
Ham with Mrs. Potts Peach Sauce
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Almond Green Beans and Oven Roasted Carrots
Cinammon Applesauce Jellied Salad
Edame and Black Bean Salad
Risotto with Carmelized Onions
Sister Sue's Pumpkin Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Oh, my gosh, what was I thinking...there were only 5 of us! Well, leftovers for the week! Which brings me to my blog title....Solutions for Dry Leftover Turkey. Turkey leftovers are often dry so the perfect solution is to smother them in a wonderful sauce and serve with rice. I know a very sweet lady who is at least 90 years old and has lived on the same farm in small town Canada since she married her high school sweetheart years and years ago. Her daughter and I met in college and have remained close friends ever since. In fact our daughters are also best friends! Mrs. Potts is a wonderful cook and I have enjoyed many great meals at the farm. She was sweet enough one Easter to share this recipe for Peach Sauce...it's fabulous!
Dry Turkey Solution #1
MRS. POTT'S PEACH SAUCE
1 Cup Sugar
2 TBSP cornstarch
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp paprika
**mix all that together and add....
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 large 29oz tin peaches in syrup drained
**heat all in saucepan on stove over med high heat until it thickens a little
**I have used balsamic vinegar which is also good but makes your sauce brown.
Serve this over your leftover turkey with some rice and it will be heavenly! This sauce is good with ham also...or guzzled right out of the pot.....your choice.
QUICK AND EASY TURKEY CHIMICHANGAS
1 Cup or more Picante sauce
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregeno
4 big handfuls of leftover turkey chopped
1 cup or more of shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions chopped
6 soft 8" tortillas
Mix all of the stuffing inredients together...making sure it is nice and moist.
..adding picante sauce as needed. Place stuffing onto tortillas, roll up, closing up the sides before finishing up the roll. Place seam down in a greased shallow baking dish and brush with melted butter.
Bake 400 degrees for 25 minutes until crispy golden brown
Enjoy your leftovers and the remainder of your Thanksgiving break!