I did not make a turkey this Thanksgiving. I let someone else tackle that particular beast. And thus, my dear husband, suffering from leftover deprivation, cooked a whole gigantic turkey on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I am not sure if it can even be called leftover turkey if it never hit the table in the first place, but in any case, come Monday, we had a whole fridge full of the stuff. I am always trying to eat down the fridge, but I was particularly avid this time because there was no room in our itty-bitty freezer for 10 pounds of bird. If you need ideas because you’ve still got turkey sitting around yourself (or if you have the type of husband who makes a second turkey after Thanksgiving) here’s what I’ve been doing:
Round one (Monday):Barbecue Turkey Pizza. The dough was homemade, the sauce was Sweet Baby Ray’s and the cheese was Aldi shredded mozzarella. I promise not to judge you if you use Pillsbury crescent rolls in place of the homemade crust.
Round two (Tuesday): Turkey Tacos. As you know, Tuesday around here is Taco Tuesday, and I would have hated to break with tradition. For the meat, I shredded 2 c. of turkey, then put it in a pot with 1 T. chili powder, 1 T. cumin, 1 T. oregano and 1 t. salt + 1/2 c water. Stir, simmer, enjoy with tortillas, etc.
Round three (Wednesday): Turkey Parmesan. This was the final day of the turkey takeover, not because we actually used it all, but because we just couldn’t take it any more. What a way to end, though.
Leftover Turkey Parmesan