Sunday, November 28, 2010
I decided to do a turkey leftover post after seeing my neighbor let her leftover turkey sit on her counter all night and then throw it away the next day. She basically had just legs left but it still was a considerable amount of turkey wasted. I had less people eating at my house so had a lot more turkey left. The day after Thanksgiving I didn't make any food it was just a leftover day (however, unlike my neighbor, I had gotten the pan in the refrigerator Thanksgiving evening). For lunch the next day we ate turkey sandwhiches. Yesterday I took all the meat off the bones and put the bones in a pan with carrots and onion (Phil hates celery or I would have used some celery as well). I really don't know how long I cooked it, for a long while until the broth was milky looking. I then used some of the broth to make turkey soup. I put the broth in the crockpot, got out my soup veggie bag from the freezer (any vegetable leftovers go in the bag to be frozen and used for soup later), put it in the crockpot and added some cut up turkey, salt and pepper. Later I added some ziti pasta (any pasta will do and I happened to have ziti) and when the pasta was done the soup was done. Must have been good. The crockpot was emptied. I also ended up with 3 quarts of stock and canned it today. There is still a considerable amount of turkey in ziplock bags in the frig. I used some put in my Ramen noodles that I ate for lunch. For supper we refuse to eat turkey again, so it will be deer steaks tonight but tomorrow I will make some sort of casserole with some of it. None of it will go to waste. If we get sick of turkey I will just freeze what is left and use it in future soups and casseroles.