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Turkey Leftovers

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I was pondering turkey leftovers as my turkey soup was simmering on the stove. What do YOU do with the leftover turkey-day feast?

My standard fare after cooking any kind of poultry is, after most of the meat is removed, to put all the bones in a pot of water and simmer for several hours to make soup broth (I add onions, celery and garlic to the pot, too). Then strain all the solid stuff out of the broth, saving the bits and pieces of meat but discarding everything else. I set the broth on the counter to cool, and to get the fat to rise, then put in the refrigerator overnight so I can easily skim the fat off the top. If I have enough I'll freeze in ice cube trays and store in a plastic bag so I can take out whatever amount I want in the future.

Today I am making soup from some of the broth. I returned some of the meat to the strained broth and added chopped onion, carrot, celery and garlic. I'll simmer this for at least an hour and perhaps cook some gluten-free noodles in it to make turkey-noodle soup.

So, what do you make with leftover turkey, etc.?


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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Turkey pot pie. We make a couple of pies, and then also freeze some of the filling separately to make into pies later. Could also use it for a Turkey stew, chilli, shepherd's pie.

Michelle

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That is usually what I do also, sometimes I use rice instead of gluten-free noodles. Turkey pot pie is good also. This year there were so many that I only had four slices of turkey left!!!!!

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This year there were so many that I only had four slices of turkey left!!!!!

Bummer! :(


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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What do we do with turkey leftovers?

Eat them! (Yes, as just turkey, and we have, oh, probably six pounds of turkey leftovers. :P)

Some things I've done in the past:

turkey soup

turkey enchiladas

salad with turkey

And something to try this year, later today:

Leftover Thanksgiving Sushi! :D

(no, I'm not kidding :) )


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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I made a delicious turkey pizza for lunch....

Very small amount of ranch dressing on the crust, turkey, bacon, avocado, provolone

EXCELLENT!

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What do we do with turkey leftovers?

Eat them! (Yes, as just turkey, and we have, oh, probably six pounds of turkey leftovers. :P)

Some things I've done in the past:

turkey soup

turkey enchiladas

salad with turkey

And something to try this year, later today:

Leftover Thanksgiving Sushi! :D

(no, I'm not kidding :) )

T:

Turkey sushi.........ug, that is so way over the hill :blink::blink: BLAAAAAAAAAAH


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I made a delicious turkey pizza for lunch....

Very small amount of ranch dressing on the crust, turkey, bacon, avocado, provolone

At first thought.... turkey pizza, ugh. Then when I read that there's no tomato sauce - it started to look really good. (Too bad I can't eat cheese, but, if I could, I'd give this one a try).


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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I have to cook so much more now that I'm on the gluten-free diet. I can't order takeout anymore. I am totally content to eat turkey for 4 days if it means I don't have to think about reading labels or cooking for 4 days!


Gluten free since Feb 2006, Dairy and Soy free since 2009

Anemic off and on since 2003

Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)

Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)

Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")

Training for my first triathlon to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

~Amy

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Turkey sushi.........ug, that is so way over the hill :blink::blink: BLAAAAAAAAAAH

Actually, all seven of us making the sushi quite liked it.

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Turkey and Cranberry Sushi with Wasabi


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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The sushi actually does look good--never would have thought of it!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I love to make sushi rolls, I never would have thought to put turkey and cranberry sauce in it, let alone apple pie???!!! interesting!

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What do you do with leftover turkey............throw the whole darn thing out the window. :D:D:D:P


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Turkey tetrazzini! Make a white sauce (I forget what I substituted for flour last time, but lots of things will do) with a stick of margarine or butter and an equivalent to half a cup of flour, with a cup of chicken broth and a cup of milk. Season with 1t salt, 1/2t pepper, and 1/8t nutmeg. After it has thickened, turn off the heat and add 1/4c sherry and 3/4c heavy cream, but I usually just put a cup of cream or another cup of milk. Then saute 8oz of mushrooms in butter and add to the sauce. Cook 1 lb pasta (Tinkyada spaghetti style works great) and drain. Add half the sauce to the pasta and pour it into a buttered 9 x 13 casserole dish and make a well in the center. Cut up 2-3c of cooked chicken or turkey and mix with the remaining sauce, and pour that into the well in the center. Sprinkle liberally with grated Parmesan. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. When you scoop it out make sure everybody gets some of the meat from the center. If you use Tinkyada this also freezes well and makes awesome lunches. Okay, it's not low-cal, but it's yummy. Add a green salad. And you can leave out the mushrooms for the picky eaters. For me, this is the whole point of the Thanksgiving turkey.


Lee

I never liked bread anyway.....

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That is usually what I do also, sometimes I use rice instead of gluten-free noodles. Turkey pot pie is good also. This year there were so many that I only had four slices of turkey left!!!!!

I bet turkey is really cheap right now at the grocery stores :) I bought a butterball young turkey, called the company while in the store to guarantee gluten-free, and it was like, $1.05/lb...bet they're half off today!!

My favorite thing to do has always been just to have lots of "thanksgiving dinner" meals afterward...we've had about 3 in the last 2 days. Lots of potatoes and gravy, turkey, green beans and rolls. My food turned out so perfect! The only thing lacking were the rolls. I got frantic while baking everything so I just used a gluten-free pantry french bread mix. They're not bad, but more like busquits than rolls. Still quite yummy though, esp. loaded up with potatoes and gravy!

I was watching food network on wednesday, and a segment about cooking for two. She made cranberry turkey raviolies...they looked so good! I might try those out. Don't know...do storebought wonton paper thingys have gluten? anyone have a recipe? lol never tried to make ravioli before...

Hm, also, thought about making some soup w/ the bones, but I was unsure as to how to store them. I didn't want to do the baking Thursday night, so I thought of keeping the bones in the fridge. But then I didn't know if they would go bad, or make me sick or something, so I just threw them out :P Anyone got any advice for future references? Making that turkey was so easy, I think I'll have to do it again sometime soon.


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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