Yesterday’s leftovers, today’s meals
There are many leftover turkey recipes that housewives have used for years and each family has their own favorites. Today I am sharing a very simple turkey soup recipe and one extremely popular turkey sandwich recipe. They are both filling and will satisfy all the appetites and help make the cooks’ day lighter.
Turkey carcass soup
In a large Dutch oven, place parts of the turkey carcass (cut to fit in the pot), 8 cups of turkey or chicken broth, one head of garlic, halved, two bay leaves and two sprigs of thyme, and add enough water to cover only by 1 in. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 40 minutes. Remove the carcass and add 2 cups dr y diced turkey meat, 2 cups frozen corn, 2 cups frozen green beans, cut into 1-in. pieces, salt and pepper to taste and 1 cup small dry pasta. Cover and cook another 15 minutes. I usually add 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1/2 cup diced onions.
The popular ‘Bobbie sandwich’
Capriotti’s “Bobbie sandwich” is extremely popular this time of the year, because you already have the major ingredients. Grab a bag of your favorite sub rolls or buns and use your leftover turkey dinner dishes. The ingredients you need are mayonnaise, slices of roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Lay open a 9- to 20in. sub roll and smear with mayonnaise. On top of the mayo, place thin slices of turkey, as much as you like. Try shredding the turkey so it looks like shredded beef or pork. On top of the turkey place leftover stuffing and on top of the stuffing place cranberry sauce. Put as much of the fillings you want. Roll the sandwich together and serve immediately. This sub does not need to be warm and actually tastes better cold.
There are many ways to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers and each family usually has their own chosen ones. During the holidays I had some requests for my no-crust pie recipes. Next week I will give you some great crustless pie recipes.
Stay warm, stay healthy and stay happy.