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Leftovers: What Do I Do With All This?

Written by Jen Sill

 Are you getting tired of turkey sandwiches?

I am.

1476898_10201912165718604_61475555_nI had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving.  

Hope you did, too!!

For those of you following along, I posted my grocery list.  It worked out GREAT.  However, my meal was NOT a lesson on eating healthy on Thanksgiving.  I’m pretty sure I used two bricks (that’s 8 sticks of butter) and 2 bricks of cream cheese.  Plus, we cooked up some bacon… 

Yeah.  I need to work out today.

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BUT – now I have a bunch of leftovers.

Before I get to the magic 10, I want to share a recipe my mom almost always does after she makes a turkey.

We boil out the bones.  

Just put the bones in a pot of water and let it boil – for awhile.  Like, 4 hours.

Then, put on some gloves and pick out the bones.

This ‘both’ makes the PERFECT chicken soup later in the year.  

 

This is what it should look like: 1470684_10201922520857476_1715058779_n

I put mine in a bag in the freezer until later in the year: 

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Here are 10 great recipes that almost make you forget it’s turkey you’re eating.  (Just substitute ‘turkey’ for any shredded chicken in the recipes below)

 2. Her Famous Pot Pie

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3. Mushroom Pot Pie

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4. Turkey Lasagna

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5. White Chili

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6. Julie’s Chicken (Turkey) Salad

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7. Cheeseeeee Enciladas

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8. Chicken Taco Soup

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9. Turkey Noodle Soup

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10.Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt

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 Hope some or all of these work for you!!! 

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.