You can also take some of the pieces of turkey and make casserole. Our casseroles consist of turkey, pasta, cheese, cream of something soup(chicken, mushroom, cheese and broccoli, celery, onion etc.) and a little milk.
Then there is soup. You can make your typical turkey noodle soup (turkey, stock or water, onions, salt, pepper, carrots, noodles) and usually I do that but today I made something more along the lines of my eating more vegetables so I made a turkey vegetable soup. Here is where you use all those dehydrated vegetables you have hanging around in pretty jars. To mine today I added: turkey, an extra butternut squash, onion, some dehydrated sweet potato, dehydrated zucchini, dehydrated celery, dehydrated turnip greens, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper.
I made 6 pints and then there was some lovely stock still left in the pot so I put it in a jar to can too. These are the last two jars so maybe aren't quite as full of vegetables as the first four are. I did taste it and it is absolutely wonderful. I plan to heat up a jar each day, pour it into my thermos and take them it to work for lunch.
But that isn't all we will be using the turkey for today. This is supper in the crock pot:
Well it is part of supper anyway. This is turkey and Alfredo sauce. I put it in the crock pot because some of the turkey has gotten a little dry and if I cook it slowly this way, they will soften up. Just have to cook up some linguine later and dish this out on top, maybe a little garlic bread besides.
Normally I would have taken the turkey bones and made a bunch of stock with it but Phil took the meat off the bones this time and was really thorough and I had nothing left but a pile of broken up bones afterwards. It's okay, I still have two more turkeys in the freezer. I just couldn't help myself with the price of them being so good. I will take those and cut slices from the breast for a meal and the thighs for a meal and then I will can most of the rest of the meat and make stock then.
Here is what is left of our turkey. I would have just used it all up but Phil will want one more sandwich later I'm sure.