~Thanksgiving in Canada has come and gone. It was a fantastic time to get together with family and enjoy love, laughter and a lovely meal.What do you do with leftover turkey? Here are a couple of my favourite leftover recipes.First is turkey soup.There was plenty of cooked turkey that was cut into small pieces. I cubed 6 medium potatoes, sliced a couple of stalks of celery and diced up some carrots and sweet onions. I added some frozen peas and green beans and some pot barley. All of this went into about 8 cups of water and a couple of veggie stock cubes and was cooked in a large pot till the veggies were soft. You can of course use chicken stock or home made turkey stock. Many folks boil the turkey bones for the broth but that just adds an extra step and I’m all for simplicity. When it is nearly finished cooking I add in some chicken Bisto gravy for a bit of added flavour.
Individual portions of the soup are put into freezer bags and stored in the upright freezer for enjoying later. There is nothing like a bowl of homemade soup on a chilly day.
You can add whatever veggies you prefer. Rice can be substituted for the potatoes. The potatoes and pot barley will make it a thicker soup.
The next is yummy turkey and potato recipe.
Cut up the turkey and mix with frozen veggies. This time I used peans and beans but you could use whatever you have on hand. Make the mashed potatoes. I divide the turkey and veggies mixture between 4 foil dishes from the dollar store, and top with mashed potatoes. I do mix up some gravy and pour a couple of tablespoons over the turkey mixture before adding the mashed potatoes. Seal on the lid and add details and pop into the freezer to enjoy later in the winter.
When you are ready to cook one, remove the lid and place in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or till the top of the mashed potatoes browns off.
Slide out onto your plate and enjoy.
I’m sharing with Souper Sunday, and Weekend Cooking.
Printable recipes for turkey soup and turkey & potatoes.
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